CSIR lab working on genome sequencing of Covid-19

CSIR lab working on genome sequencing of Covid-19

The Hyderabad-based Centre for Cellular Molecular Biology (CCMB), which is one of the 38 research institutes under the Government of India’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), is working on sequencing the whole genome of the Covid-19 virus taken from "isolates" from people who have tested positive. The Centre’s Director, Dr Rakesh K Mishra, told BusinessLine that "large-scale genome sequencing will help us understand how similar or different Indian isolates are, compared with others".

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