Study shows how genes affect immunity in response to pathogens

Posted by on July 4, 2016 6:57 pm
Categories: health

A study that is first of its kind has looked at how far genetic factors control the immune cell response to pathogens in healthy individuals. A team investigated the response of immune cells from 200 healthy volunteers when stimulated with a comprehensive list of pathogens ex vivo, and has correlated these responses with 4 million genetic variants.

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