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In the early, online version of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the US and Kenya explore immune cell activity in wild baboons from different rungs of the animal's social hierarchy. The team used RNA sequencing, cytokine measurements, and cell sorting to profile immune cell features and expression in 35 adult male and 26 adult female individuals, tracking down more than 2,000 genes from innate immune and other pathways that show apparent ties to baboon rank.

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