A La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology-led team sequenced the transcriptomes of thousands of CD4+ T cells and compared their expression patterns.
The Human Immunome Program, which is part of the Human Vaccines Project, eventually plans to profile B-cell and T-cell receptors in more than 1,000 individuals.
By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
LIAI is preparing to assemble a permanent staff to run the screening facility, which is expected to include a manager and two full-time technicians, as well as a center director.
If MedImmune can develop and market a drug based on the discovery, it could be a financial boost to the institute, which hopes to diversify its revenue sources once cash from sole corporate sponsor Kirin Pharma USA dries up in 2010.
Researchers describe a way to share data while keeping it secure, Agence France Presse reports.
In Science this week: genetic mutations typically associated with esophageal cancer are common in older, healthy individuals, and more.
India's Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has a new director-general, according to ScienceInsider.
A new study links more than a hundred genes to autism spectrum disorder, Discover's D-brief blog reports.