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Because host defense is such a fundamental property of life, the genes
that mediate defense against infection will make up a fair proportion of
the human genome, somewhere between 1% and 10%. The analysis of whole genomes
let us getting closer to understanding of immunogenetics, although
we are a long way from complete understanding of immunobiology.
One of the major obstacle to a real understanding of immunobiology is the
fact that it would require the contemporaneous examination of many vital
organs whose inspection is not so easy as it is for blood.
It has been the dream of many that the achievements in immunology will
add years to the lives of many people. Such advances are, of course, a
double-edged sword, since decreasing deaths from cancer and infectious
disease may well lead to an increasing population that exceeds the capacity
of the available natural and social resources. Anyway, as nowadays birth
rates in developed countries are constantly lowering, vaccinating against
fertility doesn't seem to be a real target ...
As probably you have already experienced, looking for subjects using
available search-engines is often time-wasting and fruitless : most web
pages consist just of links to other sites (which in turn just consist
of links to other sites and so on...) and further many of these links are
Although some excellent web resources on structural immunogenetics already
exist, I am not aware of any attempt to create websites devoted to human
functional immunogenetics and immunobiology. Most labs, departments, divisions
and education modules web pages consist of just research programmes and
group photos ....
I have always thought culture should be spread as more as possible.
My one is not a great contribute, but I have always appreciated people
that create something for the mere purpose of spreading scientific information,
keeping it away from personal profits. So I would like you to appreciate
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in this website, please note I'm currently the editor of the Immunizations
directory in the dmoz Open Directory Project.
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