US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — Previously, studies were aimed at identifying the symptoms of coronavirus, today – at understanding why there are so many and why they are so “diverse.” According to scientists, the secret lies in the genes of each person.
The results of the study were published by King’s College London. The data that was collected using the COVID-19 Symptom Tracker application was taken as the basis. Scientists analyzed the information of 2600 twins and tried to establish differences in their symptoms. They hoped to find similarities or differences in symptoms between the identical twins and the opposite twins. In the first case, the genes coincide 100%, and in the second – 50%.
As a result, the guesses of scientists were confirmed. The identical twins had the same signs of coronavirus, while the twins had differences. Genetics explained about 50% of the differences in symptoms.
Hereditary data directly affect fever during coronavirus, diarrhea, loss of smell and taste. Cough, poor appetite, and pain in the chest and abdomen are not associated with genetics.
Covid-19 is a strange disease, as everyone has it differently. With this in mind, we can say that each person has a different chance of infection.
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