AIDS OK for one per cent
AS MANY as one in a hundred people have a natural genetic resistance to deadly diseases such as malaria, leprosy, ebola and even AIDS!
The findings came after research into anthrax found susceptibility to the acute disease caused by the bacteria varied from person to person.
Most forms of the disease are lethal, like in the Dustin Hoffman film
However, researchers have discovered that susceptibility to anthrax toxin is genetic.
Among 234 people studied by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine in the States, the cells of three were virtually insensitive to the toxin.
It was also found that HIV, malaria, leprosy and hepatitis relied on genes.