Institute of Genetics and Cancer

Immune fault linked to disease

Scientists from the IGMM discover new things about gene mutations: November 2014

Scientists from the MRC Human Genetics Unit in the IGMM have discovered how a gene mutation can lead to diseases that occur when the immune system attacks the body by mistake.

Understanding how these mechanisms work could help scientists to develop new treatments for autoimmune diseases such as Lupus and neurodegenerative conditions including Motor Neurone Disease.