Scientists Identify Genetic Factors That May Explain Severe Covid-19 Cases

Misguided antibodies may be partially to blame

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Researchers at multiple labs, including at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), have published two papers today in the journal Science that may help explain one of the greater mysteries of the Covid-19 pandemic: why some people develop severe forms of the…



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Alexandra Sifferlin

Health and science journalist. Former editor of Medium’s Covid-19 Blog and deputy editor at Elemental. TIME Magazine writer before that