COVID Resistance from Neanderthal DNA

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CNN)People who survive a bout of Covid-19 with mild symptoms or even no symptoms may be able to thank their Neanderthal ancestors, a new study suggests.

Researchers found a genetic mutation that reduces the risk of severe Covid-19 infection by about 22%. It was found in all the samples they took of Neanderthal DNA, and in about 30% of samples from people of European and Asian origin.

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The major genetic risk factor for severe COVID-19 is inherited from Neanderthals
A genomic region associated with protection against severe COVID-19 is inherited from Neandertals

I guess it's better to be a Neandertal than a Neanderthal!

Which probably means it's time to quote the incomparable Tom Weller:

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