Scientists still do not know whether the new coronavirus is changing faster than Sars or other viruses. Photo: Xinhua

‘Striking’ coronavirus mutations found within one family cluster, Chinese scientists say

  • ‘More work needed’ to determine impact of genetic changes on patients
  • Case points to viral evolution in human-to-human transmission, researchers say
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Scientists still do not know whether the new coronavirus is changing faster than Sars or other viruses. Photo: Xinhua
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Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen investigates major research projects in China, a new power house of scientific and technological innovation. He has worked for the Post since 2006. He is an alumnus of Shantou University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Semester at Sea programme which he attended with a full scholarship from the Seawise Foundation.