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Welcome to week 2

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Welcome to week two of the power of genomics to understand the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, you learned about the origin story of SARS-CoV-2, about its genetic material, sequencing, and PCR testing. This week, you’ll learn about a few other notable coronaviruses, SARS and MERS. You’ll learn about the mechanisms of a coronavirus and the importance of its spike proteins. You’ll learn about how sequence data and spike protein information can be used together to design different types of vaccines with real-world data showing the vital role for genomics in variant surveillance.

Welcome back for the second week of the course.

In this video, Sophie revisits a few topics that were covered last week and give you an overview of what will be discussed this week.

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