Medicine & TechnologySouth African scientists detected a new COVID-19 variant they identified as C.1.2 and according to them, it is too early to predict how it evolves, its mutation, and how infectious it is.
Researchers recently analyzed more than a million SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences, an analysis that resulted in the detection of a new COVID-19 Mexican variant spreading not just in Mexico but is also found in Europe.
A mutation of the coronavirus has been discovered among 35 newly infected patients in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. It is different to the one found originally in the UK, but doctors do not yet know if it is highly infectious.
Experts say it's no longer surprising that new variants have already emerged in the US. However, they emphasize that the unchecked transmission of the virus offers abundant opportunities for it to mutate.
An early study shows that the COVID-19 vaccine of Pfizer works against a key mutation detected in variants of the virus in the United Kingdom and South Africa, which are spreading faster compared to the original strain.
A new study recently found that identical twins don't share the same DNA always, opposite the common knowledge that they form the identical egg and receive the same genetic material from their parents.