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Gene determines the risk of developing severe COVID-19

January 18, 2022

A new gene may be responsible for people becoming severely ill with COVID-19, say Polish scientists from the Medical University of Bialystok. The gene was the fourth most important factor determining how seriously a person suffers from COVID-19, after age, weight, and gender. The gene is present in around 14% of the Polish population, compared […]

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Mutated gene weakens cancer-fighting drugs

March 31, 2012

Researchers have discovered why some anti-cancer drugs become less effective. They have found a mutation in a gene that makes some cancer drugs less effective, as well as a solution to tackle this problem. Led by Assoc. Prof. Ong Sin Tiong of Duke-NUS graduate medical school, the team of researchers found that specific drugs to […]

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