Mar 28, 2021

A DNA Sequencing Revolution Helped Us Fight Covid. What Else Can It Do?

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And unexpectedly, Covid-19 has proved to be the catalyst. “What the pandemic has done is accelerate the adoption of genomics into infectious disease by several years,” says deSouza, the Illumina chief executive. He also told me he believes that the pandemic has accelerated the adoption of genomics into society more broadly — suggesting that quietly, in the midst of chaos and a global catastrophe, the age of cheap, rapid sequencing has arrived.

Ultrafast and ultracheap sequencing could reshape the future of health care.

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