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Re: [IP] Diabetic Gene

In a message dated 5/20/98 8:40:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, email @ redacted

<< percentage of the population can be activated by an 
 as-yet-unknown virus. It then proceeds to attack the host with Type I 
 being the result. The particular 'T' cell can be permanently turned 
 off if some other type of antibody is activated first by some other  >>

Family "closeness" being what it is in most cases, exposes many family members
to the same viruses, or some mutation of a virus.  This can also explain the
frequency of Type 1 and other autoimmune syndromes in certain families.  It
does not necessarily apply to all people in thes families.  Just another
thought based on published theories and immune disease studies.

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