Lionel B. Ivashkiv, Hospital for Special Surgery (image) Hospital for Special Surgery Share Print E-Mail Caption "We are very excited to try to understand how genes involved in lupus and rheumatoid arthritis are regulated, because it would represent a new way to drive therapy. It is called epigenetic therapy, meaning therapy targeted around how the environment controls gene expression and thus the environmental causes of disease," said Dr. Lionel B. Ivashkiv, director of the new center at Hospital for Special Surgery. Credit Robert Essel/Hospital for Special Surgery Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.