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COVID Genomes Paint Portrait of an Evolving Pathogen

14 days ago   |   By DNA Science

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unfolding story told in numbers. While news reports focus on the number of tests, cases, hospitalizations, and deaths undulating through time and space, an organization called the GISAID Initiative tracks the number of SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences that researchers have posted, from all over the world. It recently reached a milestone: 75,000.
Consulting genome sequences to follow and predict the spread of an epidemic or pandemic is called genomic epidemiology. It's important.
Public posting of the first genome of the novel coronavirus from researchers in China...
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