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

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