Our study investigating the spread of the B.1.1.7 SARS-CoV-2 variant first discovered in the UK has been published in the journal Cell. Together with our colleagues at the San Diego-based company Helix, we used testing data, genomics, and modeling to answer two simple questions – when was B.1.1.7 introduced into the US and how is it currently spreading in this country?
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