August 31, 2007

Disease resistance may be genetic

"According to a study in Evolution, resistance to certain infectious diseases may be passed genetically from parent to child. The genetic resistance may be beneficial to families as those with the gene are both unlikely to suffer from disease and unlikely to carry the disease home. Paul Schliekelman, author of the study, says the research was inspired by personal experience after catching stomach flus from his daughter three times over a six-month period."
Disease resistance may be genetic Posted by Martin Sewell at August 31, 2007 10:36 AM