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First pan-India COVID viral genome sequencing complete
The Siasat | 02/08/2020 07:09 AM | Click to read full article
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan announced the completion of pan-India 1000 genome sequencing of SARS-CoV-2. The sequence data will soon be released in the Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data (GISAID) for use by researchers across the globe.
The information in the database will improve our understanding of how the virus is spreading, ultimately helping to interrupt the transmission chains, prevent new cases of infection and provide impetus to research on intervention measures.