NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – As part of the first phase of the Human Vaccines Project, researchers at Vanderbilt University have started enrolling subjects for the Human Immunome Program — a study aimed at untangling genetic features of the immune system that influence response to everything from invading pathogens to vaccines.

"Ultimately, the plan is to … get an estimate of the world's immunome, the world's collection of antibodies, if not get them all into the database," James Crowe Jr., Vanderbilt Vaccine Center director and leader of the Human Immunome Program, told GenomeWeb.

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