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International Team Accelerates Investigation Of Immune-Related Genes

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September 11, 2000
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NIH is heading an initiative to catalog the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) gene complex and explore its differences among populations worldwide. Nearly $20 million over five years will go to the International Histocompatibility Working Group, a network of almost 200 labs in more than 70 countries, to study the gene complex and set up a centralized HLA gene database.

A cluster of nearly 220 genes known as the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) gene complex holds clues to many unsolved medical questions: why do transplants sometimes fail despite close donor-recipient matches? What makes certain people more susceptible to specific diseases? Why do vaccines protect some individuals better than others?


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