A new study in Poland has uncovered the gene that causes severe transmission of Covid-19.
According to the news of Reuters, Polish scientists announced that they have discovered a gene that they say increases the risk of being seriously ill due to coronavirus more than twice.
This discovery is also important in identifying the groups that will be most affected by the virus and most at risk.
Important in identifying risky groups
Experts said they hope these results will identify the most risky group and encourage them to get vaccinated. On the other hand, it is of great importance to identify risky groups in terms of treatment.
Polish Health Minister Adam Niedzielski “After more than a year and a half of research, it was possible to identify the gene responsible for susceptibility to becoming seriously ill with coronavirus” said.
Varies by continent
Sunday sözlerini “This means we can identify people who tend to suffer severely from Covid-19 in the future.” continued with his words.
Researchers from the Medical University of Bialystok found that the gene is the fourth most important factor after age, weight and gender in determining how severely a person is suffering from Covid-19.
Marcin Moniuszko, the professor responsible for the project, said the gene is found in about 14 percent of the Polish population, compared to 8-9 percent in Europe and 27 percent in India.
Previous research has also revealed the effect of genetic factors on Covid-19. In a study conducted in England, he announced that they had discovered a gene that could double the risk of lung failure due to Covid-19.