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AMU seeks genome study after series of teacher deaths | India News

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AMU seeks genome study after series of teacher deaths | India News

AGRA: Aligarh Muslim university Vice Chancellor Tariq Mansoor has written to the Director General of the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) requesting an urgent genome analysis of Covid samples sent from his laboratory following the death of several employees, including 16 serving faculty members and several Retired teachers living on campus due to the virus, Anuja Jaiswal reports.
According to AMU administration, in order to analyze the severity of Covid-19, samples collected in the university team’s ICMR-approved testing laboratory, were sent for viral genome sequencing to the CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, New Delhi.
It is suspected that a new variant of Covid could be driving the increase in cases in Aligarh.

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