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Researchers using sequence testing to slow the spread of Omicron

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The Omicron variant of COVID-19 has been detected in Mississippi and local health experts say it’s only a matter of time before it is found in Shelby County. Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science center are using sequence testing to detect the variant.

Tracking omicron: A look inside a Shelby County sequence testing lab

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – The work is on to identify any cases of the omicron variant in the Mid-South. States are relying on sequence testing to spot the variant, and one of the most robust programs is in Memphis. Scientists doing sequence testing in Shelby County are looking at about 20% of all positive COVID-19… Read More