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Friday, June 16, 2017

This genetic mutation makes you more prone to colds

A 5-year-old's battle with recurring common colds helped scientists identify why some people are more susceptible to the viral infection than others.
Just weeks after her birth, the young girl started to experience life-threatening colds, the flu, and other respiratory infections. Her doctors suspected she had an immune deficiency, so they went on to do further testing.
Turns out, she has a rare genetic mutation, according to researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Her case is published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine.

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