The viral strain identified in India contains a mutation that could undermine current efforts to develop a vaccine. Photo: AP The viral strain identified in India contains a mutation that could undermine current efforts to develop a vaccine. Photo: AP
The viral strain identified in India contains a mutation that could undermine current efforts to develop a vaccine. Photo: AP

Coronavirus mutation could threaten the race to develop vaccine

  • A strain found in India showed changes in the mechanism used to bind the virus to human cells which could render current research futile
  • Researchers are targeting the same process that allowed Sars to infect people, but the mutation could upend their assumptions

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The viral strain identified in India contains a mutation that could undermine current efforts to develop a vaccine. Photo: AP The viral strain identified in India contains a mutation that could undermine current efforts to develop a vaccine. Photo: AP
The viral strain identified in India contains a mutation that could undermine current efforts to develop a vaccine. Photo: AP
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