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Researchers to study whether genetic factors are behind fewer deaths per capita in Japan

  • May 22, 2020
  • , Yomiuri
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Yomiuri wrote that eight universities and research institutes established on Thursday a joint taskforce to study genetic factors related to infection with the coronavirus in the view that the number of deaths caused by the coronavirus per capita is much lower in Japan than in the United States and Europe. According to the paper, the taskforce will collect the blood of 600 coronavirus patients from about 40 hospitals to conduct genomic analysis with the goal of completing their study by around September.

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