Russian scientists were able to sequence (decode) the complete genome of a coronavirus from Russia. This was reported on the website of the Ministry of health of Russia.
it is Noted that this has been the fgbi “research Institute of influenza named after A. A. Smorodintseva”. The complete genome of a coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 from Russia was sequenced from material from a patient with COVID-19.
According to the acting Director of the medical institution, the doctor of medical Sciences Dmitry lioznov, rapid genetic analysis of the virus SARS-CoV-2 is crucial for understanding the evolution of the coronavirus, and the dynamics of its distribution. COVID-19 — new for Russia, therefore you must be able to determine the way of its entering the territory of the country changes. Information received by the experts will help in the development of vaccines and antiviral drugs for the treatment of disease.
On the website of the Ministry of health noted that genetic data transferred to the international database EpiCoV GISAID, which is used by the world health organization and the world’s leading research groups for monitoring the evolution of the coronavirus SARS-Cov-2.
Genome COVID-19 for the first time fully transcribed were the health services of China, it was made publicly available. By 26 January the number of genomes grew to 28.
the Disease COVID-19 invoked previously unknown metachronism SARS-CoV-2 — it was discovered in samples of fluid taken from the lungs of patients with pneumonia in the Chinese city of Wuhan.