Arkansas Researchers Sequence COVID-19 Genomes & Discover Mutation Limitations

A team of researchers led by Professor David Ussery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is using high-throughput computing to help in sequencing and analysis of SARS-CoV-2 genomes within Arkansas and comparing these to millions of other Covid-19 genomes sequenced from around the world. The work performed by this team led to the discovery that the COVID-19 virus has limitations on the number of possible mutations, a significant result that will contribute to the global knowledge base needed to combat COVID-19 and similar viruses.