New Covid strain has 17 mutations, scientist say | Daily Mail Online

The new strain of coronavirus spreading through Britain has a ‘striking’ amount of mutations, scientists have claimed.Members of the UK’s Covid-19 Genomics UK Consortium (COG-UK), who have been investigating the evolved strain, say they have uncovered 17 alterations, which they described as ‘a lot’.Many of the changes have occurred on the virus’s spike protein, which it uses to latch onto human cells and cause illness.

Source: New Covid strain has 17 mutations, scientist say | Daily Mail Online

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