It is said that when America decided to put the first man on moon, in direct competition with Soviet Union, it created scientific and technological advances worth half a century in just 10 years. I think the same phenomenon is happening now.
Despite all the depressing news you see on TV and newspapers on the growth of #Covid-19, an undeniable fact is that this unprecedented pandemic has also accelerated medical research to an unprecedented pace. Today, I came across yet another evidence for this phenomenon.
It was with great difficulty that some researchers had identified variations in two genes that cause some people to be more severely ill during Covid-19 infections. But today, a study has surfaced that another group of scientists, this time in United Kingdom, has discovered variations in 68 genes that they say greatly explains the mystery of why only some of the seemingly similar patients progress to severe Covid-19 complications and even death.
The study seems all the more believable because it also found out that 12 out of these 68 genes regulate heart and blood flow and this should explain why much of the fatal complications in this disease are through cardiovascular issues.
It now seems that everything to do with Covid-19 complications is in one’s genes. I have been a strong advocate of genetic testing for diseases even before Covid-19 hit, and the pandemic is only making me double up on my conviction that diseases are better prevented by knowing genetic susceptibilities and taking #epigenetic lifestyle modifications. I cover the details of how to go about such tests and how to get customized lifestyle changes in my upcoming book, ‘Making of #Superhumans’.