Brazilian researchers mapping coronavirus genome to contain spread

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Scientists have found that the genome of the coronavirus sample collected from the first patient diagnosed in Brazil is different from that of the second confirmed patient in the country. In addition, they are also different from the sequencing done on patients in China. This was confirmed by research carried out by scientists at the Adolf Lutz Institute in partnership with the Tropical Medicine Institute of the University of São Paulo, with support from the Research Support Foundation of the State of São Paulo (Fapesp). According to the researchers, this indicates that internal transmission is taking place in European countries.


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