International team of researchers co-led by Penn aims to revolutionize understanding of how gene variants affect organ transplant outcomes

International team of researchers co-led by Penn aims to revolutionize understanding of how gene variants affect organ transplant outcomes

Nearly 30,000 organ transplants are performed in the United States every year. They routinely extend lives, but the success of these procedures continues to be limited by problems that arise when the recipient’s immune system rejects their new organ and other complications. Now, a large international team of transplant surgeons and scientists, co-led by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has come together to investigate the genetic factors behind transplant successes and failures. The project, involving more than three dozen research institutions around the world, is called the International Genetics & Translational Research in Transplantation Network (iGeneTRAiN).

Read the full article: EurekaAlert, October 2015

 

 

 

Posted on: October 1, 2015, by : Hareesh

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