Scientists have discovered that different genes predispose different races for Sjogren's Syndrome!

Who would have ever guessed that? Your thoughts?

It reminds me of the classification of birds. Initially, birds were grouped by traits that were visible to the naked eye, such as size, color, beak shape, tail shape, etc. Then when genetics came along, they all had to be regrouped based on genetic similarities and differences. It's the same with diseases, especially the syndromes. Different diseases that are genetically distinct are currently lumped together based on visible symptoms. As genetics progresses, they will be split apart again and understood in an entirely new way.

dancermom, you are such a delight, you always share such interesting information, I always welcome your thoughts, any time you are able to take part! Thank you for all you do for us!

dancermom is the supportive driving force behind every mod on every site of Ben's Friends, and there are over 30 groups! I think she's giving Scott a much needed break, and helping to make each group better!

BTW, your response reminds me of a discussion topic I've been kicking around! These systemic diseases are in just about every classification category!