Ruili became the first county-level city in Yunnan to have gene sequencing capability


On February 20, the Reporter learned from the Yunnan Center for Disease Control and Prevention that the Ruili Center for Disease Control and Prevention purchased a gene sequencing equipment and completed personnel capacity building. It was put into use on February 18, becoming the first county-level city in The province with gene sequencing capacity.This technology has filled the gap in Ruili city and brought its molecular biological detection technology to a new level, especially providing strong technical support for the current epidemic prevention and control after the mutation of novel coronavirus.After the arrival of the gene sequencing equipment, the center immediately installed and debutted the equipment, and carried out on-site operation according to the standard process with standard products, and the results met the requirements.At present, the sequencing work is being carried out orderly.According to Wang Jing, a laboratory technician at the Ruili Center for Disease Control and Prevention, staff at the center can independently operate equipment to carry out gene sequencing, and the sequence is usually known within 20 to 24 hours.In the prevention and control of COVID-19, gene sequencing, as an important means of tracing the source of the epidemic, is of great significance to the prevention and control of COVID-19.Through gene sequencing of different cases and comparative analysis of gene series, the transmission chain was identified, providing important data support for case tracing and flow tracing.

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