An international research team studied how genetic factors control immune cell response to pathogens in healthy individuals.
Researchers hope to advance the technology to support an assay to help personalize oral cancer treatment by avoiding the development of mucositis.
The team showed the approach could successfully monitor cytokines in infants after heart surgery, and is involved now in a larger clinical study expanding this research.
This article has been updated from an earlier version with additional comments from Eliot Lurier.
By Turna Ray
In Nature this week: genetic history of HIV in the US, and more.
There are a few projects aimed at addressing the lack of diversity in genomic research, Technology Review reports.
A national assessment shows that US students lag in the sciences, but suggests that achievement gaps are narrowing.
Harvard's George Church discusses HGP-write with the Journal of the American Medical Association.