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Genomic sequencing: Here’s how researchers identify Omicron and other COVID-19 variants

By Andre Hudson and Christa Wadsworth The Conversation How do scientists detect new variants of the virus that causes COVID-19? The answer is a process called DNA sequencing. Researchers sequence DNA to determine the order of the four chemical building blocks, or nucleotides, that make it up: adenine, thymine, cytosine and guanine. The millions to […]