Brennand, Akbarian, and colleagues combine human induced pluripotent stem cell-based models and CRISPR engineering to explore the host genetics of SARS-CoV-2 in alveolar cells, intestinal cells, and neurons. A SNP(rs4702) located in the 3′ UTR of the protease FURIN influences alveolar and neuron infection by SARS-CoV-2 in vitro.
- FURIN rs4702
- host genetics
- human induced pluripotent stem cell