Supported by NIAID

 Family Example

MADGC researchers will examine the genes of those family members with

autoimmune diseases, as well as the genes of some of the family

members who do not have an autoimmune disease.

This is only one example of an eligible family. Many combinations of family

 members with autoimmune diseases are needed, including:

·Within the same generation (brothers and sisters);
·Spread throughout several generations (grandparents, parents,

  children, aunts/uncles and cousins).


Do Any of These Autoimmune Diseases Run in Your Family?

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Multiple Sclerosis


Autoimmune Thyroid Disease (Graves' or Hashimoto's)

Type I Diabetes (Insulin Dependent)

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