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Genomics, COVID-19, and Us: Understanding Variants’ Spread, and Our Susceptibility to Disease

July 29, 2021

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Science For All Seasons: Genomics, COVID-19, and us: Understanding variants’ spread, and our susceptibility to disease


To understand and control COVID-19, we need to look at the genome of the virus that causes it, as well as our own. Human geneticist Benjamin Neale will discuss the emerging understanding of how our DNA influences our body’s response to the virus, and viral geneticist Bronwyn MacInnis will talk about what the growing science of genomic epidemiology continues to teach us about the evolution and spread of viral variants.

This lecture is presented in memory of Eliana Hechter and is supported by the Eliana Hechter Memorial Fund.


July 29
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm




Broad Institute