Vietnam’s successes in sequencing coronavirus genomes without int’l reference genome

Vietnamese scientists at the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) have successfully built a technological process for sequencing the SARS-CoV-2 virus using the new generation sequencing machine PacBio Sequel.

The successful application of the PacBio Sequel system’s long-sequencing technique to the SARS-CoV-2 virus opens up the possibility of rapid and accurate viral genome sequencing without relying on international reference genome sequences. This allows Vietnamese scientists to sequence new viral pathogens in the future without needing a reference genome.

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