Articles about Genome Sequencing

WB planning to conduct genome sequencing of fully vaccinated people

04 Aug 2021

India
WB planning to conduct genome sequencing of fully vaccinated people

With reports of people getting infected even after being administered two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, the West Bengal Health Department has decided to strengthen the surveillance throughout the state and to prepare a chart of such individuals, an official said on Wednesday.

Eight cases of Delta Plus variant found in MP

26 Jun 2021

India
Eight cases of Delta Plus variant found in MP

At least eight persons have been found infected with the Delta Plus variant of coronavirus in Madhya Pradesh so far, State Medical Education Minister Vishwas Sarang said on Saturday, adding none of the contacts of these patients was found to be infected with this strain.

COVID-19: Virologist Shahid Jameel resigns from government's genome sequencing group

17 May 2021

India
COVID-19: Virologist Shahid Jameel resigns from government's genome sequencing group

Eminent virologist Dr. Shahid Jameel has resigned as the head of the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG), the scientific advisory group coordinating the country's genome sequencing work.

'Triple mutant' variant of coronavirus emerges; gene study inadequate: Report

21 Apr 2021

Technology
'Triple mutant' variant of coronavirus emerges; gene study inadequate: Report

A third mutation has reportedly been detected in the "double mutant" variant of coronavirus, raising concerns about the ability of the virus to evade the human immune response.