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First Publications About the Coronavirus Genome Are Not Detailed Enough

An interesting article was published by Dirk Draulans in Knack Magazine that expounds upon the weaknesses of the first studies of the Coronavirus genome due to time pressure and the importance of that scientists can view and possibly re-analyze each other's information.

In this article, bioinformatician Frederik Coppens from VIB (Life Sciences Research Institute in Flanders) and Ghent University, was interviewed, he is also a promoter of Open Science: the free provision of, in his case, software to analyze large databases. Hundreds (and thousands by the summer) of software programs from all over the world are available on the platform, which everyone can use freely after registration. The project is carried out in collaboration with the Flemish supercomputer center.

Read the full article in Dutch on

Knack magazine (registration required)

Or in English on ELIXIR Belgium website


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