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Here’s how genetics, lifestyle play crucial role in Covid-19 susceptibility

Genetics, immunity and life- style are among the contributing factors for COVID-19 susceptibility, an analysis by an international team of scientists said on Friday. The study was directed by Dr Kumarasamy Thangaraj, Director, Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics and Chief Scientist, CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), here, and Prof Gyaneshwer Chaubey, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, a press release from CCMB said.

With growing data, it is becoming quite clear that there are several factors, including genetics, immunity and life- style, that contribute to COVID-19 susceptibility. CCMBs expertise in population studies is proving useful in understanding these details

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Understanding genetics and lifestyle | The Manila Times

Genetics and lifestyle — the play between nature and nurture. What will be your approach?

“My husband who is 43, has type 2 diabetes. Runs in the family eh.”

“Once it’s in your genes, you will definitely have it. It’s genetic.”

These are just some of the common (mis)conceptions and perceptions on how people view genetics. Most of them share how they are resigned to it and just live with the consequences by not necessarily adjusting their lifestyle but by ensuring they get all the medication they need to manage their condition brought by their genetic predispositions.

Wikipedia defines genomics

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