by: Dr. Mary Gillis, D.Ed.
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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Scientists say some individuals with a particular DNA make-up are genetically immune to the coronavirus.
A world group of researchers studied a number of totally different genes and the roles they play in individuals’s probability for an infection. The group’s paper was printed in the latest concern of Nature Immunology.
Scientists pioneering this analysis used classes from the previous to invest why some are extra prone than others. They primarily based their conclusions on earlier research viruses similar to HIV and the norovirus, generally often called the abdomen flu. The 2 viruses are just like COVID-19. Individuals with sure genetic codes have much less receptors that permit the viruses to bind to the nasal cavity, thus infecting individuals.
The analysis remains to be very new, the group says. However whereas the outcomes of the research are nonetheless in query, the authors say their findings might result in the event of latest COVID-19 therapies and pave the best way for novel medicine designed to dam COVID-19.