Neeraj Kumar

A robot takes Covid-19 RNA out of test assay plates delivered by Coronavirus testing centres to the Wellcome Sanger Institute that is operated by Genome Research in Cambridge, Thursday, March 4, 2021. Cambridge University microbiologist Sharon Peacock understood that genomic sequencing would be crucial in tracking the coronavirus, controlling outbreaks and developing vaccines, so she began working with colleagues around the country to put together a plan when there were just 84 confirmed cases in the country. The initiative helped make Britain a world leader in rapidly analyzing the genetic material from large numbers of COVID-19 infections, generating more than 40% of the genomic sequences identified to date.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Federal data scientists try to find essential truths in a big and messy sea of data

One authoritative database reports that 4% of all scientific research published last year had to do with COVID. And that produced lots and lots of data….

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