Investigators anticipate sequencing around 8,000 SARS-Cov-2 genomes

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Infectious disease experts from West Virginia University and Marshall University will join to identify and track SARS-CoV-2 variants circulating in West Virginia in hopes of preparing for and preventing future outbreaks.

A $678,030 grant from the National Institutes of Health will assist researchers in conducting genomic sequence analyses to identify COVID-19 variants by leveraging three existing testing programs: the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnosis in Underserved Populations, surveillance testing among nursing home residents and staff and WVU testing.


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