Genetics and Common Cold

Consider the common cold virus, for example. Anyone who comes in contact with the virus could become infected. However, some people have a genetic predisposition that makes them more likely to get sick. If you know this ahead of time, you can take measures like steering clear of places where cold germs are likely to be and taking extra care to wash your hands when visiting public places.

Source: NIH News in Health (NIH)1

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  1. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): 2006/ February/ docs/ 01features_01.htm

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