Genome to Pathology: A Coronavirus Deep Dive
Written by Vivek Kamarshi. Vivek is a second-year Bioengineering major who is currently an Associate with Phoenix. After working on a Phoenix project this summer supporting a COVID-19 diagnostic company, Vivek was inspired to use his past research background in virology and viral fusion proteins to read through the literature on the novel coronavirus and learn more about the current state of the field! Here, Vivek breaks down what scientists know so far about the virus’ characteristics — responsible for its out-of-control spread — and how they derive from its genetic code.