A genetic flaw associated with flu

31 Mar 2012, 11:39
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A new genetic flaw has been found which, as experts claim, causes a severe form of common cold. This gene, IFITM3, controls the production of the deformed protein which makes cells more vulnerable to viral infections.


The flaw mentioned before can take a person with a common flu into the hospital for weeks and might be fatal as well.


The gene flaw can be found in one of 400 hundred people. It is interesting to note that the flaw also have a strong variations rate – one in 20.


Scientists say that this finding is just a part of a bigger picture of genes flaw which might help to answer important question about immune system and why one people have a severe flu while others have no symptoms at all.

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