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Experts study genes involved in dog, cat coronaviruses

UK Research and Innovation is funding a study called MASCOT, or Mapping Animal Susceptibility to Coronavirus: Outcomes and Transcriptomics, that could help explain why some people are more susceptible than others to COVID-19 and might point to new targets for treatment. Researchers at the Royal Veterinary College will lead an interdisciplinary study of genes linked to severe outcomes in animals with canine respiratory coronavirus or feline enteric coronavirus.

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