Gene critical to immune system

Researchers have found that a specific gene is responsible for the function of the immune system, and may be blocked or amplified to alter immune responses.

The STAT3 gene enables a chain of events which help make antibodies, which are critical for immune system function.

According to researchers at the Garvan institute, the STAT3 gene may be manipulated in the future to treat autoimmune diseases such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis.

Read more at The Garvan Institute