Irving Institute’s Krzysztof Kiryluk, Co-Director of the Precision Medicine Resource, Published in the New England Journal of Medicine

June 17, 2019
Kryztzstof Kiryluk

A genomic incompatibility could explain why many kidney transplants fail, even when donors and recipients are thought to be well-matched, a new

study from researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons suggests. The genomic collision is a genetic incompatibility between kidney donor and recipient, causing the recipient to mount an immune attack against the donor protein. The impressive findings could lead to more precise matching between donors and patients, and reduce kidney transplant failures. This publication is a result of Dr. Kiryluk’s Precision Medicine Pilot Award from 2015.

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