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These four genetic variants are linked to severe covid-19 - by By Ben Guarino

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The goal of the research is to develop better treatments for the disease. The study reveals “genetic variants, particularly near genes that are involved in the so-called interferon immune response play an important role in causing a life-threatening covid-19 infection,” Experts cautioned these types of investigations rarely produce evidence for direct cause-and-effect relationships between specific genes and disease severity or susceptibility to infection.“A chunk of the answer is in our genes” but “it’s unlikely that a single element is fully responsible for the development of severe covid-19.” 

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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