The research found that individuals with type O blood are between 9 per cent and 18 per cent less likely than individuals with other blood types to have tested positive for the virus. Photo: HandoutThe research found that individuals with type O blood are between 9 per cent and 18 per cent less likely than individuals with other blood types to have tested positive for the virus. Photo: Handout
The research found that individuals with type O blood are between 9 per cent and 18 per cent less likely than individuals with other blood types to have tested positive for the virus. Photo: Handout

Genetic testing firm 23andMe shows certain blood types are less likely to contract coronavirus

  • The company in April launched a study using the millions of profiles in its DNA database to shed light on the role genetics play in the disease
  • Preliminary results from more than 750,000 participants suggests type O blood is especially protective against the coronavirus
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The research found that individuals with type O blood are between 9 per cent and 18 per cent less likely than individuals with other blood types to have tested positive for the virus. Photo: HandoutThe research found that individuals with type O blood are between 9 per cent and 18 per cent less likely than individuals with other blood types to have tested positive for the virus. Photo: Handout
The research found that individuals with type O blood are between 9 per cent and 18 per cent less likely than individuals with other blood types to have tested positive for the virus. Photo: Handout
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