Telomere length in animals is not significantly affected by inbreeding and domestication. It varies across strains and sub-strains of mice, as does lifespan, and there is no direct correlation between telomere length and longevity within a population.
JAX immunologist Adam Williams, Ph.D. says the immune system is like a playground for a scientist – a nearly perfect system that provides different cell types with specialized functions that all work together.
Testing protocols are likely to include screening thousands of out-of-state and resident hall students, identifying and isolating incidents of COVID-19 infection and protecting at-risk populations before classes begin.
Consider this scenario: Jayne is 50 years old and has experienced progressing neurological symptoms over the past two years with no diagnosis. She recently had exome testing which show no genetic variants that explain her symptoms, but identifies a pathogenic variant (mutation) in MSH6.
Connecticut Children’s is partnering with The Jackson Laboratory for virus testing and research into a post-viral immune syndrome.
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