There’s no wonder about how the science has progressed. The progress has given the scientists major success in finding out a cure for the deadly diseases. These diseases include cancer, diabetes, and inflammatory disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis. The gene has existed for 500 million years as told by CSIRO researcher Cameron Stewart.
The gene that strengthens the human immune system has been identified by Australian scientists, it was revealed on Monday.
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) identified the gene that plays a critical role in regulating the body's immune response to infection including cancer and diabetes.
"Our immune system produces proteins called cytokines that help fortify the immune system and work to prevent viruses and other pathogens from replicating and causing disease," Stewart said in a statement.
The yet unnamed gene currently referred to as C6 or f106, "regulates this process by switching off the production of certain cytokines to stop our immune response from spiraling out of control", Xinhua news agency reported.
The gene C6 that existed for over 500 years has been preserved and passed down from simple organisms to human beings. Now that we know about its importance, we are gaining insight into it.