Epigenetics is a field of science that examines factors which influence whether genes are turned on or off when cells are replicated, which can influence whether a person might develop a specific disease, such as lupus.
Dr. Emily von Scheven of the University of California at San Francisco discusses the challenges of caring for a child with lupus.
Lupus Foundation of America Medical Director Dr. Joan Merrill provides an overview of lupus and its health effects.
Dr. S. Sam Lim of Emery University School of Medicine discusses the Georgia Lupus Registry which found black women have a significantly higher incidence of lupus than most reports in the scientific literature.
Dr. David Wofsy of the University of California, San Francisco, leads a discussion and takes questions about being newly diagnosed and living with lupus.