14 Aug 2020

What is genomic testing?

From Lately, 10:29 pm on 14 August 2020

There's been a lot of discussion in government announcements this week about the role of genomic testing in tracing this new outbreak of community transmission. But what is genomic testing, and how can it help? 

Dr David Welch is a senior lecturer at the Auckland University's school of computer science, and he joins Karyn to explain. 

6198722 17.03.2020 An employee of the laboratory of the gene and cell technology prepares a specimen at Kazan Federal University in Kazan, Russia. Staff members of the university began developing a vaccine against coronavirus based on published data on the structure of the virus genome.

Photo: AFP