These findings will help scientists understand how to better diagnose and treat the disease.
The foundation hopes to recruit up to 2,000 healthy individuals.
New research will help physicians better identify blood relatives of lupus patients at risk for developing the disease.
OMRF has received a five-year, $1.7 million grant to look at how DNA replicates itself.
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OMRF opened its doors for 17 elementary-school scientists on Tuesday.