Archive for April, 2020

The Scientist: DNA Could Hold Clues to Varying Severity of COVID-19

April 19, 2020

I can’t really add much to this article except to say I think it is right-on and exactly the appropriate approach needed to be taken by a genetics focused research group if we hope to find the contingencies that most influence the course of COVID-19. I wish Dr. Chung and her team all the luck in the world in her efforts and plan to follow it closely. 

Genetics is almost certainly not the only factor influencing the course of this disease, but with all we’ve learned about the role of DNA, and RNA, in the course of human development I will not be surprised if individual base pair sequencing differences plays a role in what reactive pathways the genes of a body take at a molecular level to protect themselves, and hence the body as a whole, from this particular invader.

The age old interplay between “nature” and “nurture” is never ending.

https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/dna-could-hold-clues-to-varying-severity-of-covid-19-67435