• Meet the people who warn the world about new covid variants

    1 month ago - By Technology Review

    In March, when covid cases began spiking around India, Bani Jolly went hunting for answers in the virus's genetic code.
    Researchers in the UK had just set the scientific world ablaze with news that a covid variant called B.1.1.7-soon to be referred to as alpha-was to blame for skyrocketing case counts there. Jolly, a third-year PhD student at the CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology in New Delhi, expected to find that it was driving infections in her country too.
    Because her institution is at the forefront of covid research in India, she had access to sequences from thousands...
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