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Protein could be key to unlocking immune disorders

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2019 - Autumn


Carrie L. Lucas, PhD, assistant professor of immunobiology, led a team of researchers at Yale and at the National Institute of Health in sequencing the genome of a 9-year-old girl with a variety of unresolved health complications. Lucas and her colleagues discovered that the girl lacks a key protein—PI3Ky—which also figures in certain types of cancer.