Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, a great variation in illness of individuals with COVID-19 has been noted. There are differences in both severity of the COVID-19 illness as well as the presentation of signs and symptoms. One reason for this variation could be our genetic differences that influence our body’s response to COVID-19 .
The genMARK study focuses on children and adults with a spectrum of COVID-related illnesses. Using genetic research, this study seeks to understand whether a person’s genetics affect the severity of their COVID-19 illness.
The genMARK study aims to find out why some individuals have severe forms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) illness, while others get mild illness, even when they are otherwise healthy.