Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

SARS-CoV-2 mutations: Why the virus might still have some tricks to pull

The pandemic has enabled us to study the details of how evolution happens—in real time. Scientists have generated more than two million genome sequences of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, allowing us to dissect the minutiae of evolutionary ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UK variant hunters lead global race to stay ahead of COVID

On March 4, 2020, when there were just 84 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the U.K., professor Sharon Peacock recognized that the country needed to expand its capacity to analyze the genetic makeup of the virus.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New tool enables easy, effective disease tracking

A new open source, cloud-based tool called IDseq can rapidly detect, identify and track emerging pathogens such as SARS-CoV-2. It can identify pathogens before there is an available complete genome sequence, and can therefore ...

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