Genetics at Howard Medical Institute have found clues, and with their help, they hope to cure people of the coronavirus. Scientists believe that clues lie in the DNA of young patients in whom the disease is severe. A study of the behavior of the virus in the body of these patients allows us to determine the genetic mutations that make people susceptible to COVID-19.
Scientists called their project international. They examine 50 patients who are diagnosed with COVID-19. In the course of the study, scientists want to find genetic mutations that make a person very vulnerable to a serious infection. Now scientists are creating diagnostic testing using the basic biology of the virus.
They are working on a model of epidemiology to offer potential treatment options and vaccines. Patients who participate in a research project meet several basic requirements. They are less than 50 years old, they have a diagnosis of COVID-19, all of them are now in the intensive care unit. These patients have no diabetes, no heart disease or lung disease.
By studying their DNA, scientists are trying to find genetic mutations that make a person susceptible to coronavirus. If they are detected, this will help determine the level of treatment based on the isolation of a particular molecule or cell. Some researchers suggest that coronavirus may be a seasonal disease, and with the onset of heat, the spread of infection will decline. In the fall, coronavirus may return.
But a group of scientists, studying the DNA of patients, is optimistic about trying to find the genetic basis of infection in young patients. Their Chinese colleagues studied the DNA of elderly patients, focusing only on them. But scientists consider the identification of genetic characteristics in young people a more important process.