NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Members of South Africa's Khoe-San population carry versions of natural killer cell receptor immune genes expected to be beneficial for pregnancy and newborn health, a new study in PLOS Genetics suggests.

A Stanford University-led team used a combination of bead-based hybridization genotyping and targeted sequencing to scrutinize immune genes in dozens of Khoe-San individuals from Upington, South Africa and other nearby villages.

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