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COVID-19 Series: Virus mutations: past, present and future - Episode 57
The emergence of a highly infectious variant of SARS-CoV-2 in the UK has signalled a new chapter in the struggle to control the virus.

With this variant taking hold in the UK, and mutations posing a threat to the efficacy of vaccines, our guest this week is Professor Sharon Peacock, Executive Director and Chair of the COVID-19 Genomics UK consortium.

One of the world’s largest COVID-19 virus sequencing projects, the consortium has tracked the evolution of the virus since the start of the crisis, and detected the new UK variant last September.

Speaking with FT Global Education Editor Andrew Jack, Professor Peacock will discuss how the virus has adapted, the concerns around problematic mutations, and how sequencing and surveillance can be used to manage the threats they pose.

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Jan 14, 2021 12:30 PM in London

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