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Genomic Sieve Analysis Can Inform SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Development

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As concern has grown over COVID-19 variants and their implications for how well COVID-19 vaccines will protect against the virus, researchers have proposed a method to examine instances of SARS-COV-2 infections in people who have received a COVID-19 vaccine.

Genomic sieve analysis of these so-called "breakthrough" SARS-CoV-2 infections in COVID vaccine trials is a critical tool to identify viral mutations associated with vaccine failure and to predict how vaccination impacts the virus' evolution.

Dr. Morgane Rolland, Chief of Viral Genetics for the U.S. Military HIV Research Program at the Walter Reed Army Institute ...