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News in Brief: Gene variant makes flu particularly dangerous
Science News ^
| January 29, 2013
| Tina Hesman Saey
Posted on 01/29/2013 11:57:18 AM PST by neverdem
People with one form of IFITM3 more likely to develop pneumonia
Chinese people carrying a particular version of an immune system gene are up to six times more likely to develop severe influenza than those lacking the variant. In a previous study involving mostly people of European descent, scientists found that a few individuals carried a particular form of a gene known as IFITM3 and got hit especially hard by the flu. In China, the variant is much more common...
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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Testing
KEYWORDS: genetics; ifitm3; influenzaah1n1; microbiology
posted on 01/29/2013 11:57:20 AM PST
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posted on 01/29/2013 12:10:41 PM PST
( Xin loi min oi)
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posted on 01/29/2013 7:15:11 PM PST
by Smokin' Joe
(How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
To: Smokin' Joe
Thanks- will read this tomorrow.
posted on 01/29/2013 8:28:53 PM PST
by little jeremiah
(Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
That reminds me of a brand new good one liner (you heard it here first):
I just flew in, and boy, are my arms tired!
posted on 01/29/2013 8:36:22 PM PST
by Revolting cat!
(Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
To: Smokin' Joe
posted on 01/29/2013 8:40:31 PM PST
( Revelation can be more perilous than Revolution. Vladimir Nabokov)
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