Primates, Genomics and Ecology Lab takes on COVID-19

Team of biological anthropologists play a key role in COVID-19 genomics group

Primates, Genomics and Ecology Lab takes on COVID-19

Biological anthropologist Dr. Amanda Melin, PhD, is leading a team of six scientists from her Primates, Genomics and Ecology Lab as part of a larger COVID-19 genomics group working to turn back the tides of the global pandemic.

In partnership with Alberta Precision Laboratories (APL), Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI) and researchers across University of Calgary and University of Alberta, Melin’s team handles the positive COVID-19 samples from APL’s Public Health Lab, which conducts the initial COVID-19 testing. Once the positive samples are received, Melin and her team reverse transcribe viral RNA to the coding DNA form needed for sequencing at the Centre for Health Genomics and Informatics.....

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