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SPHERES: SARS-CoV-2 Sequencing for Public Health Emergency Response, Epidemiology, and Surveillance   [open pdf - 703KB]

From the Document: "CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] is leading the SARS-CoV-2 [severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2] Sequencing for Public Health Emergency Response, Epidemiology and Surveillance (SPHERES), a new national genomics consortium to coordinate SARS-CoV-2 sequencing across the United States. Large-scale, rapid genomic sequencing of the virus that causes COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] will allow public health experts to [1] Monitor important changes in the virus as it continues to circulate. [2] Gain important insights to support contact tracing. [3] Provide crucial information to aid in identifying diagnostic and therapeutic targets. [4] Advance public health research in the areas of transmission dynamics, host response, and evolution of the virus."

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2020-04-30
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/
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