Saudi study on hereditary causes of serious coronavirus’ cases published

Science magazine has published the outcomes of a world research concerted work on the genetic mutations; causing serious and dangerous symptoms of the novel coronavirus.

The Medical City; at King Saud University (KSU); as well as King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KASCT); had taken part in the research effort.

The research teamed up over 80 states and 50 scientific centers; in order to study the sequential heredity of those gravely and dangerously affected by the pandemic.

In addition the Saudi team; orchestrating the work; played a prominent role through representing the supervisory committee on the international research consortium.

It was endorsed as the center for studying the hereditary sequencing and conducting immunity experiments; through a collaboration between King Saud University and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology.

In detail as many as 13 different genetic mutations have been detected by the team out of a sample consisting of 23 seriously infected.

The Saudi team, in particular, has detected 7 genetic mutations, through studying about 125 specimen, paving the way for exploring and knowing the immune response of the virus, in a pivotal step conducive to discover medicaments for critical and more complicated relevant cases.

Researchers taking part, in the endeavor, are hopefully aspiring that such a collaborative study would contribute in finding remedies and medications to the pandemic.