Pick me! Pick me! How genes are selected to create diverse immune cell receptors

Posted by on June 2, 2016 5:26 pm
Categories: health

Researchers have taken an in-depth look at the gene shuffling process that is responsible for our body’s ability to recognize a vast range of foreign agents such as disease-causing microorganisms (pathogens). Failure in this process lies at the heart of a variety of immunodeficiency diseases and is also relevant to the decline in immune function observed with age.

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