Researchers develop rapid genomics strategy to trace coronavirus

ScienceDaily | Dec 10, 2020 at 4:01 AM
  • The researchers today published an analytical validation and best practice guidelines for Nanopore sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 in Nature Communications.
  • NSW Health Pathology has collaborated with the Garvan Institute and Kirby Institute to develop faster SARS-CoV-2 genome sequencing capabilities, potentially enhancing the ability of contact tracers to take rapid action to quarantine and monitor potential contacts.
  • Garvan’s Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics is the first facility in Australia to establish and apply this Nanopore technology for genomic surveillance of SARS-CoV-2.