Ready to analyse genome mutation for Covid-19 vaccine – KJ

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Minister of Science and Technology, Khairy Jamaluddin PIX: NOOREEZA HASHIM / MalaysiaGazette / 07 NOVEMBER 2019. genome sequencing Malaysian Genome Institute covid-19
Minister of Science and Technology, Khairy Jamaluddin PIX: NOOREEZA HASHIM / MalaysiaGazette / 07 NOVEMBER 2019.

By Kumara Sabapatty

KUALA LUMPUR – The Minister of Science and Techonology, Khairy Jamaluddin said that the Malaysian Genome Institute (MGI) is preparing genome sequencing and bioinformatic analysis for Covid-19 cases.

He also shared several photos of his visit to the centre to monitor the process of genome research in that institute.

“As of now, six samples from the first wave have been produced from whole genome sequence. After this, six samples from the local infection will be studied.

“The mutation research is important in the process of developing vaccine and anti-viral in overcoming the Covid-19 outbreak,” he twitted.

He also said that the genome sequencing from Malaysia will be deposited into the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in the United States to fight the deadly pandemic.

“There is an international information hub in America where we can share to develop the vaccine for Covid-19,” he said. -MalaysiaGazette

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