Their discovery will help develop anti-COVID-19 vaccine.
Researchers at the Smorodintsev Research Institute of Influenza in St. Petersburg have deciphered the full genome of coronavirus. This discovery is of utmost importance for understanding the evolution of COVID-19, a spokesperson for the RF Ministry of Health told Saint-Petersburg TV Channel.
Sequencing the genome can help develop vaccines and antiviral medicines to treat coronavirus decease. Understanding the genome will also help researchers to trace the spreading of COVID-19.
The researchers have posted the genetic data of the virus in the international database used by the WHO and the world’s leading research groups for monitoring the evolution of coronavirus.