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SARSeq-S-tiling: new method for SARS-CoV-2 mutant surveillance

29 Jul 2021
Spike protein of a SARS-CoV-2 variant

Scientists around Luisa Cochella (formerly IMP, now Johns Hopkins University) and Ulrich Elling (IMBA) repurposed SARSeq,a method that allows  SARS-CoV-2 detection. "SARSeq-S-tiling" will allow the monitoring of viral variants as they emerge and spread in populations. The new method has been made available as a preprint on medRxiv in an effort to promote a rapid uptake for a global use. 

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