The Russian team had sequenced a higher than expected number of mutations. Photo: Shutterstock Images The Russian team had sequenced a higher than expected number of mutations. Photo: Shutterstock Images
The Russian team had sequenced a higher than expected number of mutations. Photo: Shutterstock Images

Russian scientists retract coronavirus genome sequence that set alarm bells ringing

  • Initial findings suggested virus was mutating at a dramatic rate that threatened efforts to create a vaccine
  • One scientist said the research was either ‘really weird or really wrong’

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The Russian team had sequenced a higher than expected number of mutations. Photo: Shutterstock Images The Russian team had sequenced a higher than expected number of mutations. Photo: Shutterstock Images
The Russian team had sequenced a higher than expected number of mutations. Photo: Shutterstock Images
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