COVID-19

Here is a collection of articles related to the SARS-CoV2 outbreak. The articles are all fully referenced with links to the studies that were used to write the articles.  All are freely offered (not membership restricted).

 

Should you increase your vitamin C intake?

Like most nutrients, our genes play a role in how vitamin C is absorbed, transported, and used by the body. This can influence your risk for certain diseases, and it can make a difference in the minimum amount of vitamin C you need to consume each day.

9 Genes that Impact Vaccine Response

Not everyone reacts the same way to vaccines. For some vaccines, there can be up to a 100-fold difference in antibody response. Learn more and check your genes. (Member's enhanced article

Genes related to COVID-19: New Study from UCSF

Simply explaining the results of a new genome-wide association study on the genetic variants that increase the risk of SARS-CoV2 infection.

COVID-19 and SARS-CoV2: Research Related to Genetics

This is an annotated list of current research studies on the SARS-CoV2 virus, with the relationship to different genetic variants explained.

ARDS: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and Your Genes

ARDS is caused by an overwhelming immune response to a virus, bacteria, or lung injury. Learn more about which of your immune system genes are involved in ARDS.

Does your blood type affect COVID-19 risk?

Researchers are finding that blood type may play a role in the susceptibility to coronavirus (COVID-19). While this may seem strange at first, blood type actually influences susceptibility and severity of several different pathogenic diseases.

Genetics and Kawasaki Disease

Kawasaki disease is an excessive inflammatory response that some children have due to viral or bacterial illnesses. Several genetic variants are tied to an increased susceptibility to Kawasaki disease.

7 genetic variants that increase your risk of blood clots

Blood clots are in the news these days due to increased numbers for people with COVID-19. Learn more about how genetic variants increase the risk of blood clots that can lead to DVT and pulmonary embolisms.

Viruses: Are you susceptible to the coronavirus, flu, and more

Viral Immunity: Your genes protect you Your genetic variants shape your immune system and give you superpowers against some pathogens - and perhaps more susceptible to others.​

Circadian Rhythm and Your Immune Response to Viruses

Your circadian rhythm influences your immune response. Learn how this rhythm controls white blood cell production and why melatonin is important in protecting against viral and bacterial infections.