COVID-19 host genetics initiative
Worldwide there are ongoing efforts by the genetics community to help understand host genetics in relation to the SARS-CoV2 virus, and COVID-19. To facilitate this, HuGe-has previously offered free of charge genotyping of proven COVID-19 cases and discounted genotyping of COVID-19 related cases. Although this offer is no longer valid, as one of our customers you can still play an important role in this effort by contributing data to a large analysis.
We wish to point you to the COVID-19 host genetics initiative www.covid19hg.org, led by Mark Daly and Andrea Ganna from the Finnish Institute for Molecular Medicine (FIMM). This initiative aims to bring together the human genetics community to generate, share and analyze data to learn the genetic determinants of COVID-19 susceptibility, severity and outcomes.
We very much support this effort and hope that your genotype data can help this effort to produce useful results. Please join the COVID-19 host genetics initiative with your data on COVID-19 cases.