A Lab Sped Up Coronavirus Evolution to Find What Mutation Might Emerge and Potential Drug

A 50-fold more infectious SARS-CoV-2 is possible if the Q498R mutation arises (now present in the Omicron variant).

Image by Elf-Moondance from Pixabay

29th November 2021 update: The Q498R mutation is now found in the new Omicron variant of concern, the most mutated

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Shin Jie Yong

Shin Jie Yong

Aiming to improve scientific literacy in this age of information overload and mis/disinformation, especially on controversial and polarizing topics.