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Dental medicine’s Rui Amaral Mendes co-authors piece on genomics surveillance in COVID-19

Rui Amaral Mendes, adjunct professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine at the School of Dental Medicine, recently served as a corresponding author on a piece published by the British Medical Journal.

Titled “SARS-Cov-2 variants in India – a call for genomic surveillance,” the paper explained how stringent genomics surveillance and monitoring of the viral epidemiology and genetic diversity can help explain why people respond to COVID-19 in different ways, thereby helping design more effective health care strategies to better protect those at greater risk.

The piece was framed around a surge of cases in India.

Read the article.