Twin Study Teases Out Genetic, Environmental Contributors To Immune Phenotypes | GenomeWeb

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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