Every immune system has a story to tell.
The key is knowing how to listen.
The adaptive immune system is diverse, and the story it tells about each of us is unique.
We are decoding these stories to improve lives.
The ABCs of Ts and Bs
T and B cells, the key adaptive immune cells that enable our body to fight against diseases, have unique receptors, T-cell receptors and B-cell receptors, which must be extraordinarily diverse to recognize one or a small number of the millions of antigens to which our bodies are continuously exposed.
Millions of years of practice
and still improving.
The adaptive immune system has evolved into a nearly
perfect natural diagnostic and therapeutic because it’s:
Detects even a very small amount of disease
Detects disease uniquely without confusing it with other diseases
Amplifies small, specific signals of disease through clonal expansion
Circulates that signal throughout the body in the blood
Maintains a robust, long-term memory