This Week in Science

In this week's online early edition of Science, a team from the University of Cambridge reports on its identification of a genetic mutation that predisposes people to respiratory infections. Using exome sequencing, the researchers searched the DNA of 35 individuals with primary immunodeficiency who experience recurrent airway infections and found a mutation in the gene PIK3CD shared by several unrelated patients.

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