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Genetics of susceptibility to human infectious disease.

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Before Robert Koch's work in the late nineteenth century, diseases such as tuberculosis and leprosy were widely believed to be inherited disorders. Heritability of susceptibility to several infectious diseases has been confirmed by studies in the twentieth century. Infectious diseases, old and new, continue to be an important cause of mortality worldwide. A greater understanding of disease processes is needed if more effective therapies and more useful vaccines are to be produced. As part of ...

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10.1038/35103577

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Jenner Institute
Role:
Author
Journal:
Nature reviews. Genetics
Volume:
2
Issue:
12
Pages:
967-977
Publication date:
2001-12-01
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EISSN:
1471-0064
ISSN:
1471-0056
Source identifiers:
32005
Language:
English
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uuid:23cdd800-8aff-4444-aec7-a8dd99472427
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Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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