While most COVID-19 cases have been traced via patients’ travel history or contact tracing, these methods are potentially misleading as it depends on the information provided by patients. Genome sequencing may offer a better solution.
A recent research by Cambridge University found three different strains of the virus in different parts of the world. As COVID-19 continues to sweep across the world, one of the main concerns is whether the virus has since mutated. We asked experts to comment on its impact on vaccine development.
Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin recently announced that genome sequencing is being developed in Malaysia to detect mutations in the COVID-19 samples. We asked expert on the significance of this process.