NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researchers from Caprion and Merck have identified a molecular signature predictive of the response of older adults to the hepatitis B vaccine.

Presented in a paper published last month in Nature Communications, the study identified a transcriptomic signature backed by flow cytometry and cytokine and chemokine profiles that identified patients likely to generate a weak immune response to vaccination.

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