KENS 5: Using next-generation sequencing to determine strains of the COVID-19 virus

KENS 5 featured next-generation sequencing being performed by teams at UT Health San Antonio, which detected the first cases of the COVID-19 virus omicron variant in Bexar County. Dr. Marjorie David, director of UT Health San Antonio’s Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory, was interviewed for the story, which also featured lab personnel. The lab partners with UT Health San Antonio’s Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute (GCCRI) Genome Sequencing Facility and GCCRI’s bioinformatics team in the effort.

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