A global response to COVID-19

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UCSC researchers are taking on the coronavirus challenge on multiple fronts

From developing diagnostic tests to conducting surveys of infection prevalence, campus researchers are doing what they can in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  more »

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  • July 2, 2020

    A call for caution, personal responsibility

    If people simply wait around for federal, state, and local governments to save them from the COVID-19 pandemic, rather than take precautions to keep themselves and their communities safe, “we will lose the economy and our lives,’’ said infectious disease expert A. Marm Kilpatrick this week.

  • double helix illustrationJune 5, 2020

    UC COVID-19 seed funding supports UCSC coronavirus genome browser

    The UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute’s Genome Browser Team has received UC seed funding for its work on the UCSC Genome Browser for SARS-CoV-2.

  • Photo of Matt SparkeJune 5, 2020

    Royal Geographical Society publishes special COVID-19 issue

    A virtual special issue of Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers features Politics Professor Matt Sparke's article, "Contextualizing Coronavirus Geographically," and provides free access to additional articles that provide perspective on the pandemic.

  • Santa Cruz Community Health staffJune 4, 2020

    Campus, Santa Cruz Community Health unite to test underserved community members

    As news outlets published stories about celebrities and athletes unnecessarily getting tested for COVID-19, UC Santa Cruz scientists and staff saw an opportunity to provide fast testing for the community's most vulnerable residents who too often do not have access to the same medical services.

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