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A Genetic Basis for Severe COVID-19 Discovered

Researchers discover mutations in TLR7 are associated with severe COVID-19.

Viral RNA-binding part of TLR7. Two subunits interact when bound to an activating molecule, such as imiquimod or viral RNA. Structure is from PDB 5ZSF. Read more

The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 causes a wide spectrum of disease from asymptomatic to mild illness with a short duration to severe disease requiring ventilation and sometimes leading to death. This range of disease states occurs even in young otherwise…

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Nancy R. Gough, PhD

Nancy R. Gough, PhD

Scientist, editor, and writer with a PhD in Pharmacology