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Updated on Friday, July 2, 2021

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued 29 awards as part of the SARS-CoV-2 Sequencing for Public Health Emergency Response, Epidemiology, and Surveillance (SPHERES) Initiative. These innovative research and collaborative projects are intended to fill knowledge gaps and expand the agency’s innovative responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. The SPHERES collaboration, which currently includes scientists from nearly 200 public health, academic, clinical, and non-profit laboratories and institutions, aims to accelerate the application of SARS-CoV-2 genome sequencing for genomic epidemiology and pandemic response.

New COVID-19 Genomic Epidemiology Toolkit Released

Posted on Friday, January 8, 2021

The Office of AMD recently released a COVID-19 Genomic Epidemiology Toolkit to help epidemiologists apply genomic data to state and local investigations and track SARS-CoV-2 strains circulating in their jurisdictions.

The toolkit consists of modular video presentations, audio transcripts, case studies, scientific narratives, examples/templates, job aids, reference documents, external links, etc. The first phase of the toolkit includes three modules that introduce genomic epidemiology, with specific reference to the genome of SARS-CoV-2.

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Page last reviewed: July 2, 2021