How well do boosters work? Depends on your genes

February 23, 2022

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Kelly Arnold, U-M assistant professor of biomedical engineering and senior author of a recent study, discusses the critical role genetics play in how the body responds to vaccines and booster shots. Arnold notes personalized variability and direct links between vaccine responses based on an individual’s genes, activating certain innate immune functions. The faculty expert highlights results from a research study, utilizing computer modeling to see whether or not producing antibodies will help an individual fight off certain diseases.

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