Tag: severe

Genetic Predisposition to Severe COVID-19 Discovered by Russian Researchers

HSE University researchers have become the first in the world to discover genetic predisposition to severe COVID-19. The results of the study were published in the journal Frontiers in Immunology. T-cell immunity is one of the key mechanisms used by the human body to fight virus infections. The staging ground for cell immunity development is the […]

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A Genetic Variant You May Have Inherited From Neanderthals Reduces the Risk of Severe COVID-19

New research has found that a group of genes that reduces the risk of developing severe COVID-19 by around 20% is inherited from Neanderthals. Credit: Bjorn Oberg, Karolinska Institutet DNA variants passed on to modern humans from Neanderthals can increase as well as decrease our ability to fight SARS-CoV-2, a new PNAS study finds. New […]

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Some Neandertal genes in people today may protect against severe COVID-19

Some genetic variants inherited from Neandertals may protect against developing severe COVID-19.  A new study looked at a stretch of DNA on chromosome 12 where a haplotype — a cluster of genetic variants that are inherited together — that affects susceptibility to the coronavirus is located. For each copy of the Neandertal haplotype a person […]

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