New gene variants associated with increased COVID-19 risk

COVID-19 risk increased by certain gene variants
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Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there were hints at particular genes which increased some people’s susceptibility to get infected and the severity of illness once infected. Now, an international study (nearly 3500 researchers from 25 countries) on more than 45000 people infected with SARS-CoV-2, showed a link between 13 genetic variants and the increased COVID-19 risk, both of infection and/or more severe illness.

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