The Human Genome Organisation (HUGO) and the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.


Capps B(1), Joly Y(2), Mulvihill J(3), Lee WB(4); HUGO Committee on Ethics, Law and Society, and the HUGO Council.
Author information:
(1)Department of Bioethics, Dalhousie University, 5849 University Avenue, CRC Building, Room C-312, PO Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 4R2, Canada. [Email]
(2)McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
(3)University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, USA.
(4)Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea.


This letter is the Human Genome Organisation's summary reaction to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. It identifies key areas for genomics research, and areas in which genomic scientists can contribute to a global response to the pandemic. The letter has been reviewed and endorsed by the HUGO Committee on Ethics, Law and Society (CELS) and the HUGO Council.