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Feb 20, 2021

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

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

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 research has found that a group of genes that reduces the risk of developing severe COVID-19 by around 20% is inherited from Neanderthals Th.

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