Genome of New Virus That Infected Brazilian Is Sequenced in São Paulo

By "spelling out" the letters that make up the "sentences" of a genome, determining how the virus has spread and even detecting mutations is possible.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Adolfo Lutz Institute, together with the Institute of Tropical Medicine of the University of São Paulo and Oxford University, have sequenced the genome of the new coronavirus that infected a Brazilian man.

The research was supported by the APESP (São Paulo State Research Support Foundation) and the Medical Research Council, in the United Kingdom. The CADDE project, a partnership between the two countries for the study of arboviruses, develops techniques to monitor epidemics in real-time.

By "spelling out" the letters that make up the "sentences" of the Sars-CoV-2 genome, determining . . .

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