Gidon Akler, MD Talks About Geneyx and Their COVID-19 Genome Project | Podcast S2 E17
Gidon Akler, MD talks about collecting samples and sequence genomes from COVID-19 patients. They hope this will help identify protective and risk-bearing genetic factors, there would help in diagnostic and treatment methods. Below is a summary: The Israel Ministry of Health and the Israel Innovation Authority, along with Sourasky (Ichilov) Medical Center and Rambam […]
Does resistance to COVID-19 lie in our genes?
Whole Genome Sequencing of COVID-19 patients with the hospital’s clinical information – for research by an Israeli consortium A national project led by Ichilov Tel Aviv Medical Center, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, the Innovation Authority, the Rambam Medical Campus in Haifa and the startup Geneyx – backed by BATM – will collect […]
Do carriers of certain variants increase or decrease the expression levels, and in turn, contribute to the sensitivity or resistance to the virus?
We are now gearing up to scour the patients’ for DNA variations that explain the link between a hashtag#person_genes and how much they can get sick especially with the Corona crisis. The findings could be used to identify those most at risk of serious illness and those who might be protected, and they […]
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The Christmas present that could tear your family apart
This Christmas it’s likely that more people than ever before will spit into a tube, or swab some cheek cells and send the result off for DNA analysis. Millions in the US have already done it, and the craze is spreading. But what happens when you find out a lot more than you were expecting? […]