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Philadelphia Opens New Genome Lab to Sequence, Study COVID-19 and Other Viruses

Louis Reed

The Philadelphia Health Department recently opened a new lab to study the genetic makeup of the virus that causes COVID-19. This makes Philadelphia one of a handful of cities in the U-S that can do this, and it fills an important gap in data collection. WHYY's Alan Yu has more.

(Original air-date: 8/16/22)

Alan was all set on majoring in biology, but then he realized he liked writing about science more than doing research, so he left Hong Kong and went to study journalism in the U.S. After interning at NPR and WBEZ in Chicago, he has never wanted to work anywhere outside of public radio. He covers space and all other kinds of innovation. He enjoys comic books, LEGO, and dragon boating.