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Where you live shapes your immune system more than your genes

Like fingerprints, immune systems vary from person to person. And although we all inherit a unique set of genes that help us respond to infections, recent studies have found that our history and environment--like where and with whom we live--are responsible for 60% to 80% of the differences between individual immune systems, while genetics account for the rest.
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Where you live shapes your immune system more than your genes

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(Cell Press) Although we all inherit a unique set of genes that help us respond to infections, recent studies have found that our history and environment -- like where and with whom we live -- are responsible for 60 to 80 percent of...

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