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February 26, 2021 meeting
March 02, 2021

Webinar 10: February 26th, 2021 9:00am EST / 2:00pm GMT / 3:00pm CET Agenda: 1. Welcome & updates (35 min) Topics & speakers: a. Manuscript overview & timeline; next steps for HGI (Andrea Ganna, FIMM) [Slides] b. Manuscript review process & updated figures (Mari Niemi, FIMM; Shea Andrews, Icahn School of Medicine; Gita Pathak, Yale; Masa Kanai, Broad Institute) [Slides] 2. Community updates (2…

COVID-19 HGI Results for Data Freeze 5 (January 2021)
March 02, 2021

Written by Minttu Marttila, Annika Faucon, Nirmal Vadgama, Shea Andrews, Brooke Wolford, and Kumar Veerapen on behalf of the COVID-19 HGI Note: The COVID-19 Host Genetics Initiative (HGI) represents a consortium of over 2000 scientists from over 54 countries working collaboratively to share data, ideas, recruit patients and disseminate our findings. For a primer on our study design, please read…

Genetic and non-genetic causes of severe COVID-19
February 19, 2021

Written by Nirmal Vadgama, PhD Edited by Kumar Veerapen, PhD and Jamal Nasir, PhD Note: This blog post is catered to the lay audience. The COVID-19 Host Genetics Initiative (HGI) represents a consortium of over 1000 scientists from over 54 countries working collaboratively to share data, ideas, recruit patients and disseminate our findings. For a primer on our study design or the results from the…

Distinguishing causality from correlation -- What factors drive SARS-CoV-2 infection and Covid-19 Severity?
February 05, 2021

Written by Annika Faucon and Shea Andrews, PhD Edited by Kumar Veerapen, PhD Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is a highly transmissible and pathogenic virus that emerged in late 2019 and as of February 2021 has resulted in more than 2.4 million deaths (further reading: Dong, Ru, and Gardner, 2020). The threat SARS-CoV-2 presents is not uniform; certain pre-existing…