Mayo Researchers Explore Genetics Behind COVID-19 Outcomes
Some patients with COVID-19 experience severe complications, such as organ damage, shortness of breath, neurological impairment and chronic fatigue. A team of researchers within Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine is contributing to the global effort of using advanced genetic sequencing to find out which genes influence disease outcomes.
“Our findings will be crucial in treating and caring for COVID-19 survivors, as well as to try to prevent lingering complications in newly infected people,” says Konstantinos Lazaridis, M.D., the Everett J. and Jane M. Hauck associate director of Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine.
Dr. Lazaridis and his team are building a library of genomic sequencing data of consented patients who tested positive for COVID-19. Learn more about Dr. Lazaridis' work at the Center for Individualized Medicine.