Saturday, November 01, 2003

【Nature Medicine】Taiwanese scientists find genetic link to SARS

A genetic variant in the immune system might render some groups of people more susceptible to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) infection, Taiwanese researchers report.Marie Lin, a hematologist at the Mackay Memorial Hospital in Taipei, says subtypes of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class I are associated with severe SARS infection.