Researchers discover gene that affects susceptibility to TB and clues to how it works

Thursday, March 4, 2010 - 13:21 in Health & Medicine

University of Washington (UW) researchers have identified a gene involved in susceptibility and resistance to tuberculosis. This same gene, they have found, has a role in the severity of leprosy, which is caused by a related pathogen. The researchers also have learned why this gene is important for susceptibility.

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