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The Genetics Underlying Severe COVID-19

Submitted by tsavage on November 13, 2020 - 10:22 AM

3D Model of Sars CoV-2 Virus

Researchers investigating the likelihood that genetics affect the risk of severe coronavirus disease found that A B cell autoimmune phenocopy of inborn errors of type I IFN immunity accounts for life-threatening COVID-19 pneumonia in at least 2.6 percent of women and 12.5 percent of men. This information may explain why men are more likely to have a severe case of COVID-19. This information can also be used to anticipate who is likely to develop a life-threatening case of COVID-19.

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Paul Bastard, Lindsey B. Rosen, Qian Zhang,Eleftherios Michailidis,