News and Updates from COG-UK

COG-UK is creating networks of COVID-19 sampling, genome sequencing and analysis that use new and refined tools and techniques to provide the UK with valuable insights and data on the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Below we list the news, updates and press releases surrounding this consortium, additional information is available on our Twitter feed: @CovidGenomicsUK


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News and Updates

3 July – Commentary: COG-UK report 9 – 25th June 2020

12 June – Explainer: The COVID-19 Genome

10 June – Press Release: COG-UK preliminary analysis reveals the frequency and source of virus introductions into the UK

29 May – Commentary: COG-UK Report 5, 7th May 2020

22 May – Press Release: Analysis of COVID-19 Genomes reveals large numbers of introductions to the UK in March

15 May – New data release on website, with 16380 sequences.

4 May – Press Release: The COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) consortium and the Canadian COVID Genomics Network (CanCOGeN) launch new partnership

24 Apr – A letter to Medical Directors, Consultant Virologist/Microbiologists, Infectious Diseases Physicians, Infection Laboratory Managers in the NHS introducing the project can be downloaded here: Participating in the COVID-19 Genomic UK (COG-UK) Consortium 24 April 2020

23 March – Press release: UK launches whole genome sequence alliance to map spread of coronavirus