Omicron: what sequencing capacities in France?

Sequencing of the SARS-CoV-2 genome and its variants, at the National Reference Center of the Institut Pasteur, in Paris, January 21, 2021. CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT / AFP The circulation of the new Omicron variant, of which eight “Possible cases” were spotted Sunday evening, November 28 in France, puts pressure on the various laboratories responsible for sequencing, … Read more

Covid-19: towards improved sequencing of the virus in Africa

The Covid-19 pandemic has given a boost to the development of epidemiological and genomic surveillance capacities in Africa, which began in the 2000s to face the threat of an avian flu pandemic under the aegis of the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States, the Institut Pasteur and … Read more