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Science  26 Feb 1999:
Vol. 283, Issue 5406, pp. 1223
DOI: 10.1126/science.283.5406.1223e

Women are far more likely than men to suffer from autoimmune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. In the Perspective on p. 1277, a scientific task force discusses possible reasons for this gender gap. Go online to read the group's full report, including recommendations for policy and research.

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