It’s the Environment Messing With Your Immune System, Not Genes

January 16, 2015 4:27 PM

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Wonder where your crazy immune system comes from? Before you start poking around your family tree, a new study is suggesting the environment you’re exposed to plays a major role. Not genetics.

Published in the latest issue of Cell, researchers compared 78 identical twins, who are genetically the same, and 27 pairs of nonidentical twins – who have 50 percent of their genes in common.

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