UK has sequenced about 45% to 48% of all SARS-CoV-2 genomes in the Gisaid database.
The UK is a world leader in sequencing SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Of all the coronavirus genomes that have been sequenced in the world, nearly half have been sequenced by COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium (Cog-UK). The consortium began life on March 4 when Sharon Peacock, a professor of public health and microbiology at the University of Cambridge, emailed a handful of scientists and asked for their help.
Full interview with Sharon Peacock of COG_UK on The Conversation
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** This post was originally published on February 22, 2021 **