Category Archives: common variable immunodeficiency

Precision medicine study of CVID pinpoints gene crucial to immune defense.


Genomics researchers analyzing a rare, serious immunodeficiency disease in children have discovered links to a gene crucial to the body’s defense against infections. The finding may represent an inviting target for drugs to treat common variable immunodeficiency (CVID).  The researchers found 11 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) on the 16p11.2 locus of chromosome 16. SNPs are changes in one letter of

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