Implication of SARS-CoV-2 evolution in the sensitivity of RT-qPCR diagnostic assays

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Implication of SARS-CoV-2 evolution in the sensitivity of RT-qPCR diagnostic assays

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Since the initial outbreak of COVID-19 and identification of a novel enveloped RNA betacoronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), reports suggest the virus might be evolving, albeit at a lower rate than influenza viruses.

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2020-05-28

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Osório, Nuno Sampaio, and Margarida Correia-Neves. 2020. "Implication of SARS-CoV-2 evolution in the sensitivity of RT-qPCR diagnostic assays." The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

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