What are the genetic factors in the Corona Virus. Genetic information to be analyzed May 21 at 5:40
To see if there are genetic factors in the difference between people who are infected with the new coronavirus and not those who are severely ill, research groups such as Keio University and Kyoto University have started research to examine the genetic information of patients.
Compared to Japan and other Asian regions, the percentage of patients who become severely ill or die is low, and the difference in the medical system and lifestyle is not clear.
So research groups such as Keio University and Kyoto University launched a research project to investigate the differences between people who are critically ill and not genetic factors.
The project has so far involved eight universities, research institutes, and about 40 medical institutions nationwide. We aim to find out whether there are genetic factors common to patients who collect at least 500 blood from patients who have obtained consent from medical institutions and analyze genetic information to make them severe.
Projects to investigate genetic factors are also underway in Europe and the United States, and the research group aims to cooperate in the future.
The research group wants to compile the results of the analysis by the early fall, and Professor Takanori Kanai of Keio University School of Medicine, who oversees the research, said, “Scientists from various fields have come together in response to the national difficulty of the new coronavirus. I would like to link them to research results that can contribute to medical care in the future.”