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Mutated SARS-CoV-2 could be more susceptible to vaccines

Written by Jenny Straiton (Assistant Editor)

SARS-CoV-2 mutation

A mutation in the genome of SARS-CoV-2 enabled it to spread around the world at a rapid pace, but new research suggests that same mutation could increase the virus’ susceptibility to a vaccine. New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) has suggested that a new strain of SARS-CoV-2 – named D614G – that emerged in Europe and is currently the most common strain in the world may be more susceptible to a vaccine than previous strains of the COVID-19-causing virus. In animal studies investigating this latest strain of the virus,...

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