TWiVEO 67: Corona chameleon

April 22, 2021

Nels and Vincent review evidence for recombinant SARS-CoV-2 genomes arising in the B.1.1.7 lineage within the United Kingdom.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

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2 comments on “TWiVEO 67: Corona chameleon

  1. Ken Bishop Apr 26, 2021

    The argument of Parsimony, aka Occam’s razor. Soon to be applied to the big beard.

  2. François May 15, 2021

    Hi Twievo team,

    Îm an old time listener of Twiv series. I’ve stumbled on Twiv number 2 after summer 2008 when craving for microbiology was too strong and I was thinking to going back to public research.
    You save me from grant hunting madness.
    I’m working for Oxford Nanopore. So here a small update : record for one read is now 4MB, passing 99% accuracy in Raw read this year, Q45 consensus on human.
    Scientists sequencing from home and some during bike (that was shark DNA) or subway trip home 🤣
    Nick Lowman made an amazing job, with the ARTIC network for SARS-cov2 WGS. They repurposed their Ebola protocol ARTIC and now one MinION FLOWCELL allow 96 samples at 1000 to 4000X depht in less than 24h, for less than 20$ from snot sample to variant calling on WGS.
    Due to their amazing job, Health worker are able to sequence high accuracy Sars-cov2, in low income countries, from 0 to viral WGS in a week.
    Thanks to you all to bring my weekly doses of scientific geekiness