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DU researchers decode genome sequence of five Covid-19 samples

| Updated: June 01, 2020 16:50:52


DU researchers decode genome sequence of five Covid-19 samples

Dhaka University researchers have successfully decoded genome sequences of five covid-19 samples.

The project was completed with five samples of Covid-19, reserved by the laboratory of university’s Advanced Research in Science Centre (ARSC), said a press release issued on Saturday signed by Dr Sharif Akhtaruzzaman, Professor at the Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Department.

The researchers have completed it as part of the project which was taken for genome sequencing of coronavirus by the Corona Response Technical Committee of the university, reports BSS.

They will gradually decode 100 different Covid-19 patients from selected areas of the country, read the release.

The sequence data was collected from the international storehouse of influenza “Global Initiative of Sharing All Influenza Data (GISAID)”.

Under the project, they will also decode the genome sequences of those Covid-19 patients who will be re-infected by the virus.

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