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Researchers at UC San Francisco have unveiled the largest searchable databaseof immunology data, gathered from 10,000 people of various ages, ethnicity, and backgrounds. It could lead to more effective treatments for a wide range of immune disorders.
The new data pool represents the largest control group ever compiled on the human immune system, according to the study published on Tuesday in the journal, Cell Reports.
Called the 10,000 Immunomes Project (10KIP), it’s the culmination of four years of work and provides an instant comparison group for researchers studying the immune system and immune dysfunction.
UCSF researchers created the tool using immunology data from 83 studies representing 10,000 healthy subjects, according to senior author Atul Butte, director of the Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute at UCSF.