Researchers at Mayo Clinic have identified gene mutations that control the human response to disease vaccination. This new approach could answer many of the deep-seated questions that plague vaccinology, including why patients respond so differently to identical vaccines and how to minimize the side effects to vaccination. Led by Gregory Poland, M.D., researchers in Mayo's Vaccine Research Group are publishing results of two genetic studies that identify mutations linked to immune response to the measles vaccine. They appear in the journal Vaccine.
MedIndia, by Sheela Philomena, 9/26/11