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University of Chicago researchers performed gene expression analysis on lymphoblastoid cell lines from 60 families, half from Utah and half from the Nigerian Yoruba population. Among 9,000 genes, they report in this American Journal of Human Genetics paper that they found almost 400 genes where expression varied -- mostly in immune response genes, says this article from the BBC.

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