expert reaction to study using genomic epidemiology to look at COVID-19 transmission chains during the first wave in the UK

A study published in Science uses genomic epidemiology to trace COVID-19 transmission chains during the first wave in the UK through time and space.   Prof Ed Feil, Professor of Microbial Evolution, University of Bath, said: “This study by du Plessis and colleagues provides a superb illustration of the power…

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expert reaction to study looking into genetic mechanisms of critical illness with COVID-19

A study published in Nature looks at genetic variants linked to the development of life-threatening illness in patients with COVID-19. This Roundup accompanied an SMC Briefing.   Dr David Strain, Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Exeter and chair of the British Medical Association’s Medical Academic Staff Committee, said: “This is…

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Genetic links to critical illness caused by COVID-19 identified

Researchers have studied 2,244 critically ill patients with COVID-19, comparing their genetic make up to a control group, to see if any genetic sequences were more common in those who got very sick. They then looked at how these sequences relate to the genes involved in the biological mechanisms that…

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Genetic links to critical illness caused by COVID-19 identified

Researchers have studied 2,244 critically ill patients with COVID-19, comparing their genetic make up to a control group, to see if any genetic sequences were more common in those who got very sick. They then looked at how these sequences relate to the genes involved in the biological mechanisms that…

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expert reaction to report from the International Commission on the Clinical Use of Human Germline Genome Editing

A report, published by the UK Royal Society, and the US National Academy of Science and National Academy of Medicine, set out guidelines on the Clinical Use of Human Germline Genome Editing. This roundup accompanied an SMC Briefing.   James Lawford Davies, lawyer specialising in regulation of human genome editing,…

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