Researchers identified 13 mutations in the spike protein of the Sars-CoV-2 virus. Photo: EPA-EFE

Coronavirus mutation becomes ‘urgent concern’ as it dominates across Europe and North America

  • Researchers in Britain and US find 13 mutations in spike protein, one of which is becoming increasingly prevalent as Covid-19 spreads round globe
  • New form has matter scientists split over whether it is likely to prove more transmissible or deadly than the original strain identified in China
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Researchers identified 13 mutations in the spike protein of the Sars-CoV-2 virus. Photo: EPA-EFE
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