Monitoring the mutation and spread of coronavirus variants is critical.. From Stanford University.. By Hank Curci MS Math Stanfor4d


STANFORD UNIVERSITY PANDEMIC RESEAECH..

By Hank Curci..

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Story Synopsis..

Monitoring the mutation and spread of coronavirus variants is critical for learning whether they are more contagious, more deadly or better able to evade current vaccines, say experts.

The team at Stanford Clinical Virology Laboratory has launched a large-scale screening of viral samples in the Bay Area, and they’ve found evidence of the variants first identified in Brazil and the U.K.

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The test Stanford has developed tells not only whether a person is infected, but also whether the virus is the original strain or one of the known variants.

When one of the variants is suspected, the researchers conduct whole-genome sequencing to confirm its identity.

Sequencing whole viral genomes also allows researchers to identify new mutations.

The team will be ramping up screening in the coming days.

“I was expecting that we would see these variants sooner rather than later,” lab director and associate professor of pathology and of medicine Benjamin Pinsky told the Mercury News.

“We need to continue to monitor the prevalence of these mutations..

To determine how common they become in our population,

 

One Response to “Monitoring the mutation and spread of coronavirus variants is critical.. From Stanford University.. By Hank Curci MS Math Stanfor4d”

  1. hcurci Says:

    Reblogged this on spacenoodles.blog and commented:

    The expectation that Coved variants will likely increase in prevalence.”

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