Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, December 28th, 1998
Septic shock kills some 20,000 people in the United States and 1 million people worldwide each year. According to Bruce Beutler, an HHMI investigator at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, the finding could lead to a genetic test to identify people who might be more susceptible to septic shock. Identifying such individuals in advance would allow physicians to treat patients preemptively with...
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