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Programming Immunity: Defense to Offense

As we scanned the horizon of science and technology’s ability to create health and well-being, we became fascinated with the idea of tinkering: experimenting with incremental improvements to our selves and surroundings. And one of the bits of our biology we’ll be tinkering with over the next decade is our immune systems.

Our immune systems are the key to humans’ profound resilience in the face of all the other organisms around and inside of us.

How to Program Your Immune System

He's at it again. Kary Mullis, the winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the invention of the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), is on a quest. He has already revolutionized the field of molecular biology with PCR - now he wants to hack our immune systems to save us all from infectious disease.

It's a surprisingly simple, powerful solution that Mullis calls Altermune. 

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