26 Sep 2015

Genetic flu risk

From This Way Up, 1:50 pm on 26 September 2015
woman with handkerchief

Photo: Public Domain

Have you noticed that some of us suffer way more than others when infected with the flu bug? No, this is not about gender but genes! It turns out there's a genetic reason why some of us get sicker than others when infected with infuenza.

Simon Morton discusses genetic flu risk with Professor Paul Kellam, an expert in virus genomics at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and University College London.