Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The Major Genetic Risk Factor for Severe Covid-19 is Inherited from Neanderthals

The Slog's illustrious technical advisor Pierre Jelenc - who curmudges 99.99% of science news for being both banal and sensational (bansational?) - sends the following. His language choices signal an emotional pitch that, for Pierre, represents swooning enthusiasm:
The major genetic risk factor for severe COVID-19 is inherited from Neanderthals, courtesy of Nature

(Svante Pääbo is the god of ancient DNA)

Discussion and glosses
We mere mortals would do best with the second ("glosses") link.

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