23andMe Study on Loss of Smell and Taste Due to COVID-19 Published – 23andMe January 17, 2022 – DNA Saturdays January 22, 2022

I saw this recently on 23andMe23andMe Study on Loss of Smell and Taste Due to COVID-19 Published: https://blog.23andme.com/23andme-research/loss-of-smell-covid-study/ Much longer article, but here are some of the relevant portions.

January 17, 2022 By 23andMe under 23andMe Research

23andMe’s research that has identified genetic variants associated with the loss of smell or taste due to COVID-19 was published today in the journal Nature Genetics

As part of 23andMe’s ongoing research on COVID-19, the findings were first reported in June of last year. The paper offers more detail on the study, which identified variants near two olfactory genes — UGT2A1 and UGT2A2.

“We’re delighted to see this manuscript published,” said Adam Auton, 23andMe’s Vice President for Human Genetics. “It is another example of how data contributed by 23andMe customers can provide unique insights into COVID-19. It really wouldn’t be possible without our customers, and we’re extremely grateful to everyone that participated in this research.”

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