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Identified Gene May Double Severe COVID-19 Risk

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Oxford University issued a media statement saying, ‘Scientists have identified the gene responsible for doubling the risk of respiratory failure from COVID-19.’
Genome-wide association studies identified the 3p21.31 region of the human DNA as conferring a two-fold increased risk of respiratory failure.
And about 60% of people with South Asian ancestry carry the high-risk genetic signal, compared to 15% of those with European ancestry.