COVID-19 & Genetics: Who gets sick and why?

Not everyone gets sick when exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. While there are many factors that come into play here, research points to genetics as playing a role. Several good genetic studies have recently been released showing which genes are important in COVID-19 susceptibility. Learn more and check your genes.

Blood clots, platelets, and adenoviruses

Take a look into the role of platelets, their connection to blood clots, and a discussion of the research on adenovirus-vector therapy, thrombocytopenia, and platelet reactions.

Genetic variants linked to COVID-19 severity

The question on everyone’s mind these days seems to be… Will I get the COVID? If I do, will it be bad? Learn about the result of a new genome-wide association study, and then check your genetic data. (Member’s article)

Blood type and coronavirus susceptibility

Researchers are finding that blood type may play a role in the susceptibility to coronavirus (COVID-19). While this may seem strange at first, blood type actually influences susceptibility and severity of several different pathogenic diseases. (Member’s article)

Genetic susceptibility to viruses

Viral immunity-your genes protect you. Your genetic variants shape your immune system and give you superpowers against some pathogens, perhaps more susceptible to others.​