Genomics Center Scientists Monitor Wastewater for COVID Variants

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Friday, February 19, 2021

Scientists at the University of Minnesota Genomics Center are analyzing wastewater samples in an effort to track the spread of COVID variants. This gives scientists and policy-makers another tool to track the spread COVID variants, in addition to clinical testing. The Star Tribune reports, “Kenny Beckman, director of the U Genomics Center, said a long-term goal is to develop a way to rule out the presence of newer strains.”  The Genomics Center is a Consortium member centerRead more about their efforts here.