Genetics, lifestyle play crucial role in Covid-19 susceptibility: Study

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Sumary of Genetics, lifestyle play crucial role in Covid-19 susceptibility: Study:

  • An earlier study suggested that a specific DNA segment, strongly associated with severe Covid-19 infection and hospitalisation, was found in 50 per cent of South Asians as compared to 16 per cent of Europeans..
  • However, the study concluded that the genetic variants responsible for Covid-19 severity among Europeans may not play a role in coronavirus susceptibility among South Asians, the release said..
  • In this study, we have compared infection and case fatality rates with South Asian genomic data over three different timelines during the pandemic….

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