COVID variants detected in Wastewater prior to lab sequencing

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In the new study, researchers sequence RNA extracted from wastewater samples, but there may be many different strains present because there are many individuals contributing to the sample. This makes it challenging to distinguish the SARS-CoV-2 genetic signal from the billions of bacteria and viruses people excrete every day.

Read the full article in ES&E Magazine’s February 2021 issue:

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