20 October 2020 – National Research Council clones SARS-CoV-2

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Research and Development
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Science and Innovation and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

Overview: CSIC takes part in development of infectious SARS-CoV-2 clone to study its molecular biology
This new biological tool enables genetic variants of the virus to be created for study, the analysis of antiviral drugs and the development of potential vaccines
Full details here: https://www.csic.es/es/actualidad-del-csic/el-csic-participa-en-el-desarrollo-de-un-clon-infectivo-del-sars-cov-2-para

Type of Justification: Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report)
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – academic