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Genomics and COVID-19

“Most of the genome is the same for everyone, but there are some places where you can have some variation. This variation, in this case between the people who had severe COVID-19 and the general population, highlights certain areas of the genome. Our job is to try to understand this region.”

In this week’s episode of The G Word #sciencepodcast, our CEO Chris Wigley is joined by Erola Pairo-Castineira, Suzi Walker, Athanasios Kousathanas and Dorota Pasko, all members of a collaborative effort between Genomics England and the GenOMICC consortium, led by the University of Edinburgh, to utilise genomics to better understand the human response to COVID-19.

The group talk about the publication of their findings in Nature, whole genome sequencing and 100K participants and their value as validation cohort. They also talk about CloudRE and their plans for the future.

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