Two Genetic Regions Linked with Severe COVID-19
Two Genetic Regions Linked with Severe COVID-19
In a genome-wide association study, variants in both the ABO blood group locus and a cluster of genes on human chromosome 3 are more common among COVID-19 patients with respiratory failure than in the general population.
Two Genetic Regions Linked with Severe COVID-19
Two Genetic Regions Linked with Severe COVID-19

In a genome-wide association study, variants in both the ABO blood group locus and a cluster of genes on human chromosome 3 are more common among COVID-19 patients with respiratory failure than in the general population.

In a genome-wide association study, variants in both the ABO blood group locus and a cluster of genes on human chromosome 3 are more common among COVID-19 patients with respiratory failure than in the general population.

human genetics
Africans Have More Neanderthal DNA than Previously Thought
Africans Have More Neanderthal DNA than Previously Thought
Jef Akst | Jan 30, 2020
A new analysis of more than 2,500 human genomes indicates that modern Eurasians who acquired Neanderthal DNA during past interbreeding migrated back to Africa and spread those sequences.
Ancient Human DNA Provides New Look at African History
Ancient Human DNA Provides New Look at African History
Jef Akst | Jan 22, 2020
Genomic information from four children who lived thousands of years ago in what is now Cameroon could shed light on the spread of the Bantu languages and on the history of present-day African populations.
Sequences of African Genomes Highlights Long-Overlooked Diversity
Sequences of African Genomes Highlights Long-Overlooked Diversity
Jef Akst | Oct 18, 2019
An analysis of more than 400 human genomes from residents of 13 African countries presented at this week’s annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics greatly expands our species’ cataloged genetic diversity.
Opinion: Greater Diversity Is Needed in Human Genomic Data
Opinion: Greater Diversity Is Needed in Human Genomic Data
Charles Lee | Sep 1, 2019
Researchers must ensure that the inequality seen in most of today’s genomic studies and databases is corrected.
Does Our DNA Make Us All Unique or All the Same?Does Our DNA Make Us All Unique or All the Same?
Does Our DNA Make Us All Unique or All the Same?
Bob Grant | Sep 1, 2019
A better understanding of the genetic diversity among humans could motivate an appreciation of both our similarities and our differences.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Sep 1, 2019
Meet some of the people featured in the September 2019 issue of The Scientist.
Can Genetics Explain Human Behavior?
Can Genetics Explain Human Behavior?
Bill Sullivan | Sep 1, 2019
The author of a new book about emerging concepts in human genetics considers the question.
Kári Stefánsson Speaks
Kári Stefánsson Speaks
The Scientist Staff | Feb 28, 2019
See the deCODE Genetics founder discuss the genetic basis of human diversity.
More Autism Genes Identified
More Autism Genes Identified
Ashley Yeager | Oct 17, 2018
Researchers parse genes linked with intellectual disability and autism from those tied to autism alone.