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Neanderthal Genes Possibly To Blame, Some Virus Cases

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Neanderthal Genes Possibly To Blame, Some Virus Cases

Neanderthal Genes Possibly To Blame, Some Virus Cases

(CNN) Genes inherited from Neanderthal ancestors may be involved in some cases of severe Covid-19 disease, researchers in Germany reported Wednesday.

A team of experts on Neanderthal genetics examined a strand of DNA that has been associated with some of the more serious cases of Covid-19 and compared it to sequences known to have been passed down to living Europeans and Asians from Neanderthal ancestors.


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