Wednesday, March 3, 2021

For Pandemic Surveillance, Labcorp Scientists Sequence Thousands of SARS-CoV-2 Samples with HiFi Reads

As new strains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus emerge—including variants that appear to make the virus more contagious or potentially more likely to effect the efficacy of the new vaccines—it’s clear that continued genomic surveillance will be essential as we try to rein in the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, scientists have been using all the tools at their disposal, including SMRT Sequencing platforms from PacBio. In a talk presented at a virtual American Society for Microbiology event in December 2020, Labcorp’s Michael Levandoski spoke about using the Sequel II System for mapping COVID-19 outbreaks by location and over time. Watch Levandoski’s full…

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