A group of genes passed down from extinct human cousins is linked with a higher risk for severe COVID-19, researchers say. When they compared the genetic profiles of about 3,200 hospitalized COVID-19 patients and nearly 900,000 people from the general population, they found that a cluster of genes on chromosome 3 inherited from Neanderthals who lived more than 50,000 years ago is linked with 60% higher odds of needing hospitalization. People with COVID-19 who inherited this gene cluster are also more likely to need artificial breathing assistance, coauthor Hugo Zeberg of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology said in a news release.
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A Tennessee woman who wore a sports bra and high-waisted leggings to the gym is speaking out after she said she was told to cover up the bra with a t-shirt or leave. Julia Maren was working out near her home when an employee gave the request. Maren feels there is a double standard for women, especially in regards to workout attire. “There was no dress code in my contract," she said. Maren said she will continue to work out in her sports bra, just not at that gym.
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The Timberwolves traded for ball-dominant, defense-deficient point guard D'Angelo Russell then landed the No. 1 pick.