MIDAS Member Trevor Bedford was featured in Science News for his team’s work using Nextstrain to study the genome of 2019-nCoV.
“One of the biggest takeaway messages [from the viral sequences] is that there was a single introduction into humans and then human-to-human spread,” says Trevor Bedford, a bioinformatics specialist at the University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Read the full article here.
Many MIDAS groups are conducting modeling research on 2019-nCoV and the MIDAS Coordination Center is developing a central data and information resource. MIDAS has also created a dedicated coronavirus research mailing list. If you are conducting research on the novel coronavirus or would like to collaborate with MIDAS, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the mailing list.