A Closer Look at the Alarming Resurgence of Covid-19 in Manaus, Brazil

What sequence analysis and computation reveal about the deadly spread of the virus

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Mutations in the spike protein

Phylogenetic tree, redrawn and simplified based on
 https://nextstrain.org/ncov/global
Phylogenetic tree, redrawn and simplified based on
 https://nextstrain.org/ncov/global

Estimating when the P.1 strain first arose

Illustration of cumulative branch length.
Illustration of cumulative branch length.
Plot of cumulative branch length vs. collection date.
Plot of cumulative branch length vs. collection date.
Tree with long branch leading to P.1.
Tree with long branch leading to P.1.

Epidemiological modeling

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Computational biologist and chair of the Biology Department at Harvey Mudd College. Current research focuses on microbial genome evolution.

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