Modern humans and Neanderthals could have inherited the gene fragment from a common ancestor some half-million years ago. File photo: Handout Modern humans and Neanderthals could have inherited the gene fragment from a common ancestor some half-million years ago. File photo: Handout
Modern humans and Neanderthals could have inherited the gene fragment from a common ancestor some half-million years ago. File photo: Handout

People with Neanderthal DNA at higher risk for severe Covid-19

  • Group of genes passed down from extinct human cousins linked with a higher risk for severe Covid-19
  • In South Asia, roughly 30 per cent of people have gene cluster, compared to roughly one in six Europeans

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Modern humans and Neanderthals could have inherited the gene fragment from a common ancestor some half-million years ago. File photo: Handout Modern humans and Neanderthals could have inherited the gene fragment from a common ancestor some half-million years ago. File photo: Handout
Modern humans and Neanderthals could have inherited the gene fragment from a common ancestor some half-million years ago. File photo: Handout
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