The project will focus on comparing certain immune cells in patients with Sjögren’s to those of healthy controls.
Sjögren’s syndrome may affect as many as 4 million Americans.
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.