All FSI News News March 9, 2021

Using Genomic Data to Boost Population Health During COVID-19

Genomic data could benefit population health efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the US has to overcome several barriers before it can fully leverage this information.
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“Microbes have the ability to evolve and try lots of genetic variations on a theme very quickly,” David Relman, MD, professor of microbiology at Stanford University and member of the standing committee on Emerging Infectious Diseases and 21st Century Threats at the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, said during a recent episode of Healthcare Strategies.

 

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