Mapping the human genetic architecture of COVID-19

Research published in Nature found 13 important loci in the human genome that are associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection or COVID-19 severity. The results are based on a meta-analysis of the genetic data of nearly 50,000 COVID-19 patients and 2 million controls from 19 countries. The research is part of the COVID-19 Host Genomics Initiative. Polish scientists from the Institutions in Bialystok and Poznan were among the more than 1,000 co-authors of the publication.