Genomics: A shining light of hope

14 August 2020

Published in the March 20 edition of the peer-reviewed academic journal Science was the sequencing of 929 genomes of 54 diverse populations from around the world. The 929 genomes were sequenced at the Wellcome Sanger Institute near Cambridge. Associate Professor Qasim Ayub was part of the Human Evolution Team at this institute.
The head of the UK Biobank told the Financial Times in a recent report that “at some point, it may be possible to measure people’s genetic risk score for their susceptibility to COVID-19”.
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