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Helix survey data contributes to a new COVID-19 study
In a recent study, researchers from an international consortium used genetic data alongside survey responses to gain insight into how our DNA may affect our vulnerability to the SARS-CoV-2 virus (the virus responsible for the...
Managing COVID-19 outbreaks with screening & surveillance
Here, we describe how the use of COVID-19 screening and the combined use of screening results for surveillance can be an effective way to manage COVID-19 outbreaks under various conditions based on epidemiological modeling.
Update on COVID-19 research at Helix
Data from Helix's research community is helping scientists around the world, including a recent finding published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Beyond the cough: symptoms and trends from a COVID-19 survey
Our team of researchers are currently working through the data, but we have already found some interesting insights in our collection of survey responses, and we’ve contributed our findings to a worldwide research effort, consisting...
Saliva-based COVID-19 testing is less sensitive than nasopharyngeal swabs in the community setting
Helix researchers, along with collaborators from Renown Health and UC San Diego, found that, relative to nasopharyngeal swabs, the sensitivity of saliva was approximately 30% lower in a community-based diagnostic cohort and 50% lower...
Exploring the influence of genetics on COVID-19
Helix researchers to leverage user input and exome-sequencing data to understand COVID-19 risk and severity The spread of the novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has led to the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to demonstrating a high...
Revealing variants in SARS-CoV-2 interaction domain of ACE2 and loss of function intolerance through analysis of >200,000 exomes
Our analysis suggests that variants in the ACE2 gene--particularly those in the regions that interact with the SARs-COV-2 virus--have the potential to show important associations with COVID-19 susceptibility and resistance.