blood clots

Elevated Fibrinogen: Risk factor for blood clots

Fibrinogen is a protein that is essential for creating blood clots when you get a wound. But higher levels of fibrinogen are a major risk factor for heart disease and DVT. Learn how your genes impact your fibrinogen level.

7 genetic variants that increase your risk of blood clots

Some people are unique in their ability to form clots more easily. This article covers six different genes and the seven genetic variants that increase the risk of blood clots. It is a timely topic because blood clots seem to be a severe complication for people with COVID-19.

Blood type and coronavirus susceptibility

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. (Member’s article)

Genetic susceptibility to viruses

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