These findings will help scientists understand how to better diagnose and treat the disease.
The gene, NCF1, was known by researchers, but it had not previously been linked to lupus
The event brought in physicians, scientists and industry reps from 18 countries.
The four-day research conference is from Sept. 19 to 22 in Oklahoma City.
The study looked at genetic samples of nearly 8,000 Koreans.
Goal: to deliver new and better treatment options to patients