TWiV 676: Tragic gene flow from Neanderthals

In this episode we explain how regions of the human genome associated with severe COVID-19 are identified, the finding that one of these regions was inherited from Neanderthals, and prolonged SARS-CoV-2 reproduction in an immunocompromised patient.

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  • Richard Cornell 30 October 2020, 10:36 am

    You made one of the comments about this type of virus being spread around and popping up everywhere.
    It brings back memory when I was young in high school working on Saturday in a doctors office doing filing and grunt work. The office cater to everyone one, also to certain patients who had special medical problems. Those files had a health department sticker on them. They were file in a separated cabinet.
    The sticker was STD’s. I did not snoop. As I was putting away one file I notice a name on it with a number. It was a girl that was very popular in school among the jocks. She at one time or another had guys from the swim, football. baseball, basketball teams as her friends. She was your super spreader in her day.
    She had a great face with a great body and more power to her.
    I never said a thing. Would pass her in the halls when I did I had a blank stare on me.
    She went off to college.
    The End

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