NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A new study has started unraveling the relative importance of genetics and environmental factors in immune response, suggesting more than two thirds of immune-related traits may be mainly controlled by heritable factors.

"Our study assists precision medicine by defining which human immune traits are under genetic or environmental control and, in particular, which are subject to common shared household exposures such as microbiota and diet," co-senior authors Tim Spector and Frank Nestle, researchers at King's College London, and their co-authors wrote.

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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

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With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.

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