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Pier L Meroni and colleagues highlight the benefits of using automated anti-nuclear antibody (ANA) assays in the screening of autoimmune diseases, but recommend further validation is needed to before these techniques can be used routinely in the clinic.
Experts in oncology, neurology, endocrinology and mobile health technology discuss the application of individualized medicine in their respective fields, and outline their visions on how developments in this area can improve medical practice.
Tibor Glant and colleagues discuss the possible interactions between genetic and epigenetic factors in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and comment on how future therapies for RA may develop.
Andrew Lewis and colleagues review pregnancy exposures that affect child and adolescent mental disorders, recommending that interventions should target the preconception and perinatal periods to optimize the mental health of offspring.
Christy Hagan and Carol Lange review the molecular interactions regulating progesterone receptor action, and discuss how the receptor-modifying molecules may be targeted therapeutically with anti-progestins in breast cancer treatment.
Mariele Gatto and colleagues discuss the development of new therapies for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and comment on how the off-label use of biologics in the treatment of some aspects of SLE has led to promising results.
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