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‘Genomic fingerprinting’ helps us trace coronavirus outbreaks. What is it and how does it work? – The Conversation AU

On a family camping trip over the Australia Day long weekend, I sat in a tent with my laptop, designing New South Wales’ first genomic sequencing test for COVID-19.



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If you had told me in January that genomics would become a buzzword in 2020, Id have thought you were crazy.
But the COVID-19 pandemic has brought medical science to the top of our nightly news bulletins. And now, it seems, everyone is talking about genomics.
During Australias first wave of COVID-19, genomic sequencing of the earliest Sydney clusters was crucial to identifying the difference between imported cases and local community transmissions.
And now with a second wave lapping at the Ne…

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