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The genetic material of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, is called ribonucleic acid (RNA). To replicate, and therefore establish infection, SARS-CoV-2 RNA must hijack a host cell and use the cell’s machinery to duplicate itself. During the process of duplicating the viral RNA, errors frequently occur. This results in viruses that...
According to a recent study, a team of researchers found seven distinctive forms of the novel coronavirus dispersed in the United States, new strains that are specific to and mutated throughout the United States. “There’s clearly something going on with this mutation,” Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center virologist and...
According to a recent research, a more infectious version of the coronavirus first identified in Britain is circulating quickly in the United States, doubling about every 10 days.