Coronavirus and Your Genes

23andMe is launching a study to look into the genetics of symptom severity

Credit: 23andMe

Why do some people infected with the new coronavirus get seriously ill and die while others experience only mild symptoms? It’s a question that’s puzzling scientists. Age, underlying health, and the amount of exposure likely determine how severe a person’s disease is. But genetics could play a…

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Emily Mullin

Emily Mullin

Former staff writer at Medium, where I covered biotech, genetics, and Covid-19 for OneZero, Future Human, Elemental, and the Coronavirus Blog.