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Battling COVID-19 Using Genomics

Genomic sequencing is uncovering new information about the SARS-CoV-2 virus and aiding public health decision making in the fight against a global pandemic

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Genomic sequencing is a valuable tool when fighting infectious disease that provides information about viral structure, antigenicity and virulence, and transmission patterns. During the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers have used whole genome sequencing to rapidly characterize this novel virus, track its spread, and reveal secrets that may limit its effects.

Download this ebook from The Scientist's Creative Services team to learn how whole genome sequencing

  • Analyzes SARS-CoV-2 cell entry mechanisms
  • Tracks how the virus enters and spreads within a population
  • Uncovers what determines viral virulence
  • Reveals how antibodies to the common cold might help fight COVID-19