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St. Jude-led researchers identify flu-risk genetic marker

Business Journal - Tuesday 18th July, 2017

A group of Memphis researchers have identified a genetic marker that could detect high-risk flu patients.

Researchers from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Le Bonheur Children's Hospital discovered an inherited genetic variation that may help identify patients at greater risk for severe, potentially fatal flu infections and linked the gene variant to a mechanism that explains the increased risk. The scientific journal Nature Medicine published the study.

Researchers screened 393 flu patients...

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