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Epigenetic mutation helps explain why, in rare cases, flu can kill.


A small number of children who catch the influenza virus fall so ill they end up in the hospital, perhaps needing ventilators to breathe, even while their family and friends recover easily. New research by Rockefeller University scientists helps explain why, a rare genetic mutation.  The study is published in Science. The researchers scrutinized blood and tissue samples from a

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