Was the DNA of Covid-19 Transmitted From Neanderthals?


According to a new study, an extend of DNA connected to Covid-19 has been enacted from Neanderthals 6 decades ago.

Researchers really don’t know why this specific section raises the coronavirus risk of serious illness, which has led to closures of retail premises such as Apple. But the latest results, reported online on Friday and not yet publicized in a medical journal, demonstrate how many keys to new health come from old history.

“This hybridization phenomenon that occurred 6 decades ago still has an influence right now,” said Joshua Akey.

This part of the genome on Chromosome 3, which stretches six genes, has had a confusing journey through the human past, the study found. The version is now popular in Bangladesh pretty well, where at least one version is borne by 63 percent of men. Nearly 1/3 of people have transmitted the section across all of South Asia.

But the segment is much less common elsewhere. This is borne by only 8 percent of Europeans, and only 4 percent in East Asia. And, It’s nearly nonexistent in Africa.

It’s unclear what evolutionary model this distribution has produced over the last 6 decades. “That’s the $10k problem,” said Hugo Zeberg.

One theory is that the Neanderthal variant is dangerous and has become increasingly uncommon over all. The section could also boost the health of people at South Asia, probably providing a good resistant response to the region’s viruses.

“It should be emphasized that this is mere speculation at this stage,” said Svante Paabo.

Researchers are only starting to get the idea why some people consider Covid-19 more dangerous than others. Elderly people are more likely to become seriously ill compared to younger, according to the CDC. Men may be at higher risk than women.

Socio-equality also matters. In the United States, the Black Community are far more likely to get seriously sick from the covid-19 than white people , for example, due to the history of systematized racism in the country. It has left the black community with a high incidence of chronic illnesses such as popularly known diabetes, living conditions and occupations that may enhanced virus exposure.

Genes also play a part. Last month, scientist in Spain and Italy compared people who were really sick with Covid-19 to everyone who had only moderate infections. We found two locations related to a higher risk in the genome. One is on the Chromosome 9, and it includes ABO, a blood type-determining gene. The other, on Chromosome 3, is the Neanderthal section.

Yet as more people are infected with the covid-19 are examined these genetic results are increasingly being modified. Only last week, the Covid-19 Host Genetics Initiative an international group of scientists published a new collection of data minimisation blood type risk. “The jury is still out about ABO,” said Mark Daly.