COVID-19 Special: Ancient ancestors and our immune response
09 October 2022 | 3:37 pm
Even today, our Neanderthal genetic ancestry plays a surprising role in our immune response to COVID-19 — but not everyone carries Neanderthal genes. What if you do? Does that make a difference in the severity of COVID-19 if you catch it?
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