Scientists Discover Genetic Cause Of Lupus, Findings May Help Research On Long Covid.
Lupus is a life-threatening, chronic autoimmune disease. The exact causes have remained poorly understood. New research pinpoints genetic mutations to toll-like receptor 7 (TLR7) as one direct culprit. TLR7 may also be behind the autoimmune symptoms seen in SARS-CoV-2 infections.