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Mayo Clinic Discovers African-Americans Respond Better to Rubella Vaccine

Findings May Help Make Immunizations More Effective  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KC4eyi8h1UA ROCHESTER, Minn. — Feb. 27, 2014 — Somali Americans develop twice the antibody response to rubella from the current vaccine compared to Caucasians in a new Mayo Clinic study on individualized aspects of immune response. A non-Somali, African-American cohort ranked next in [...]

Created by Bob Nellis

27 Genes Make Rubella Vaccine Less Effective

Using advanced genetic sequencing technology and analysis, Mayo Clinic vaccine researchers have identified 27 genes that respond in very different ways to the standard rubella vaccine, making the vaccine  less effective for a portion of the population. Mayo Clinic vaccinologist Gregory Poland, M.D., says, “This study highlighted the genes potentially responsible [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

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