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British scientists say the next dangerous Covid variant is likely already out there. We just don't know it yet

On Feb 3, 2021
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RT @mickbk: "The staff at the Sanger Institute are much more than essential workers -- right now, they're doing some of the most important work on Earth: genetically sequencing the coronavirus." @scottmclean and @FlorenceDAttlee: https://t.co/I4CdZQcbDy
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The staff at the Sanger Institute are much more than essential workers -- right now, they're doing some of the most important work on Earth: genetically sequencing the coronavirus. Internally, it's called "Project Heron."

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On Feb 3, 2021
@sangerinstitute shared
RT @mickbk: "The staff at the Sanger Institute are much more than essential workers -- right now, they're doing some of the most important work on Earth: genetically sequencing the coronavirus." @scottmclean and @FlorenceDAttlee: https://t.co/I4CdZQcbDy
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British scientists say the next dangerous Covid variant is likely already out there. We just don't know it yet

British scientists say the next dangerous Covid variant is likely already out there. We just don't know it yet

The staff at the Sanger Institute are much more than essential workers -- right now, they're doing some of the most important work on Earth: genetically sequencing the coronavirus. ...

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