virus mutation

SARS-CoV-2 mutations: Why the virus might still have some tricks to pull

Most mutations arising within a single infection never make it out into the wider world. But this evolutionary handicap is offset if the total number of infections is very large, like Covid 19's case.

published on : 12th August 2021

Senior virologist Shahid Jameel quits as Chief Advisor to Centre's Covid genome surveillance project

Jameel confirmed to this newspaper his decision to step down from the role, but refused to comment further.

published on : 16th May 2021

B.1.617 Covid mutation most prevalent ‘double variant’ in Karnataka: Experts

The E484Q mutation has characteristics of a previously detected variant - the E484K - which was seen in the fast-spreading Brazilian and South African variants, making it highly transmissible.

published on : 11th May 2021

Tweaked COVID vaccines in testing aim to fend off variants

Viruses constantly evolve, and the world is in a race to vaccinate millions and tamp down the coronavirus before even more mutants emerge.

published on : 13th April 2021

IIT-Indore study reveals presence of 5,600 mutations of coronavirus surface proteins in world

During the course of the study, the researchers studied around 21,000 sequencing results reported worldwide between January 2020 and July 2020.

published on : 25th March 2021