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Protection Against Latent TB Infection by the Cystic Fibrosis Mutation

Because cystic fibrosis patients and carriers appear to be resistant to tuberculosis, Jerry Nick of National Jewish Medical and Research Center in the U.S. will study whether mutations of the CFTR gene, which causes the disease, reduce or eliminate latent TB infection.

More information about Explore the Basis of Latency in Tuberculosis (Round 1)

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