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Genes Crisscross Disease Lines

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Science  06 Aug 2004:
Vol. 305, Issue 5685, pp. 773
DOI: 10.1126/science.305.5685.773

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MONTREAL, CANADA-- More than 7000 researchers gathered here from 18 to 23 July for the International Congress of Immunology and the Annual Conference of the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies. A new genetic tool and some recent studies suggest that scientists are making progress at nailing down some elusive genes, including those that affect more than one disease.