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Study Uncovers Gene That Doubles Risk of Death from COVID-19

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Radcliffe Department of Medicine researchers have identified the gene responsible for doubling the risk of respiratory failure from COVID-19. Sixty percent of people with South Asian ancestry carry the high-risk genetic signal, partly explaining the excess deaths seen in some UK communities and the impact of COVID-19 in the Indian subcontinent.