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A genomic analysis of the Wuhan coronavirus has led a research team from Chinese Academy of Science to identify bats as the likely source of the ongoing outbreak. As reported in Nature this week, the investigators studied bronchoalveolar lavage fluid samples from seven patients with severe pneumonia, six of whom were seafood workers at the market in Wuhan where the outbreak began, and obtained full-length genome sequences from five of the individuals.

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Nature News reports that genomics is being applied to trace and try to prevent additional COVID-19 waves.

Rady's Children Hospital and San Diego County are teaming up to test pediatric patients and their families for COVID-19 to gauge the spread of the virus locally, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Wildlife managers aim to boost the genetic diversity of Mexican gray wolves by placing captive-born foster pups into packs with similarly aged wild pups, the Mercury News reports.

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Jul
09
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In this webinar, Dr. Charlie Johnson, founder of the Texas A&M AgriLife Genomics and Bioinformatics Service, will share how his team is utilizing Illumina’s DRAGEN informatics platform in its high-throughput agrigenomics research program.