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Journal club: Discussion on comparative platforms

A journal club to compare testing platforms
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Welcome to our journal club. Each week, we’ll be looking at a published scientific article relevant to the topics covered that week. You can download a PDF of the article below. I will pose some questions for you to consider and discuss in the forum, but please feel free to contribute anything you found interesting, challenging, or that you disagree with in the paper. Your course educators will also give their opinions. Don’t worry if you don’t understand everything in the paper. This material will not be tested, but it is important to take our learning objectives from a theory to a real-world setting. Think about the questions on screen. What is sequencing coverage, and why is it important?
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What is the biggest impact that this method could have in lower and middle income settings? And how do you balance the competing priorities of high throughput and high quality?

Welcome to our journal club. Each week we will be looking at a published scientific article, relevant to the topics covered that week.

You can download a PDF of the article below. I will pose some questions for you to consider and discuss in the forum below but please feel free to contribute anything you found interesting, challenging or that you disagree with the paper. Your course educators will also give their opinions.

Don’t worry if you don’t understand everything in the paper, this material will not be tested but it’s important to take our learning objectives from the theory to real-world settings.

This week we are looking at the Baker et al. paper introducing a novel SARS-CoV-2 sequencing method that is platform flexible.

Think about the questions below:

1) What is sequencing coverage and why is it important?
2) What is the biggest impact this method could have in lower and middle-income settings?
3) How do you balance the competing priorities of high throughput and quality?

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