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Double mutant SARS-CoV-2 virus found in over 60 percent of samples in Maharashtra survey
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Double mutant SARS-CoV-2 virus found in over 60 percent of samples in Maharashtra survey

However, as this is a very small size, experts say it cannot be considered as an indication of spread of the mutated virus.

Double mutation SARS-CoV-2 variant emerges in India: How should our COVID response change?
India

Double mutation SARS-CoV-2 variant emerges in India: How should our COVID response change?

Some variants can escape naturally induced immunity, vaccine manufacturers will need to develop better vaccines to cover these new variants.

How will COVID-19 vaccines adapt to the new COVID-19 variants emerging?
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How will COVID-19 vaccines adapt to the new COVID-19 variants emerging?

If a variant with a mutated spike protein crops up that the original vaccine can’t recognize, companies would swap out that piece of genetic code for a better match.

World is in need of a universal coronavirus vaccine, warn scientists
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World is in need of a universal coronavirus vaccine, warn scientists

They believe there is a risk that SARS-CoV-2 may mutate in ways that will render current vaccines less effective or even become ineffective.

No proof Indian COVID-19 vaccines effective against South Africa, Brazilian variants, says researchers
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No proof Indian COVID-19 vaccines effective against South Africa, Brazilian variants, says researchers

Covaxin may offer protection against the new mutants because it protects against the whole virus while Covishield is targeted at only one protein of the virus.

The SARS-CoV-2 virus just won’t stop evolving and disappear when the vaccine arrives
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The SARS-CoV-2 virus just won’t stop evolving and disappear when the vaccine arrives

Vaccines offer the body’s immune system a glimpse of the virus, and then the immune system builds a broad attack.

CRISPR gene editing can cause unwanted changes in human embryos, study finds
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CRISPR gene editing can cause unwanted changes in human embryos, study finds

Instead of addressing genetic mutations, the CRISPR-Cas9 technology appeared to wreak genetic havoc in about half the specimens that the researchers examined

Using CRISPR is too dangerous, can cause unintended changes in the DNA finds study
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Using CRISPR is too dangerous, can cause unintended changes in the DNA finds study

The study found that instead of the mutation being fixed, the chromosome carrying the mutation is gone which is a change that likely dooms the embryo.

Malaysia detects four new cases with Coronavirus mutation strain 10 times more infectious than the original
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Malaysia detects four new cases with Coronavirus mutation strain 10 times more infectious than the original

The mutation has increased the number of "spikes" on the coronavirus which in turn significantly increases it ability to infect human cells.

Our Neanderthal ancestors were most sensitive to pain than us; scientists specify genes responsible
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Our Neanderthal ancestors were most sensitive to pain than us; scientists specify genes responsible

People with the Neanderthal variant of the gene were found to experience 'pain more often than those who did not'.

COVID-19 spread may hasten during winter, suggest Indian scientists, as study shows high caseload in colder regions
India

COVID-19 spread may hasten during winter, suggest Indian scientists, as study shows high caseload in colder regions

Biochemists Dr Chandi Mandal and Dr Mahaveer Singh Panwar concluded that cold environment may be an additional risk factor for SARS-CoV-2 infection

Breast Cancer genes found in both men and women; here's all you need to know about BRCA and genetic testing
Health

Breast Cancer genes found in both men and women; here's all you need to know about BRCA and genetic testing

Previous studies have shown that mutations (change in the structure) in the Breast Cancer (BRCA) genes in men can increase the risk of breast cancer, prostate cancer, and other cancers

Study says mutations of SARS-CoV-2 virus might not be as harmful as the original strain
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Study says mutations of SARS-CoV-2 virus might not be as harmful as the original strain

Scientists have so far reported 6,822 mutations of SARS-CoV-2 virus globally, out of which 300 have shown to repeat themselves in different patients.

Coronavirus in northeast China is mutating and people are taking longer to recover from the infection
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Coronavirus in northeast China is mutating and people are taking longer to recover from the infection

Patients in the northeast also rarely exhibited fever and tended to suffer damage to the lungs rather than across multiple organs.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Why is it important to study virus mutation? How fast is SARS-CoV-2 mutating?
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Why is it important to study virus mutation? How fast is SARS-CoV-2 mutating?

It is important to study virus mutations because it can acquire a new function and may become more infectious or more virulent

Researchers believe analysing Coronavirus' genome could help trace and stop a second wave of infections
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Researchers believe analysing Coronavirus' genome could help trace and stop a second wave of infections

COVID-19 genome consists of a single, short strand of RNA that the virus uses to hijack its host’s cellular machinery and make copies of itself.

How do viruses mutate and jump species? And why are 'spillovers' becoming more common?
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How do viruses mutate and jump species? And why are 'spillovers' becoming more common?

In spite of many viruses existing in animal hosts, it is rare for spillovers to happen since many factors need to align at the right time.

Gene-therapy pill slows pancreatic cancer, extends survival by two years in trials
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Gene-therapy pill slows pancreatic cancer, extends survival by two years in trials

Taking the medication twice daily, one of the trial's subjects has survived 2.5 years and is leading a normal life.

Watch: The cruelty of breeding white tigers
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Watch: The cruelty of breeding white tigers

Did you know that all the white tigers alive in captivity today can be traced back to the bloodline of one male white tiger?

Swine flu strain in India has acquired mutation, more dangerous now, says MIT study
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Swine flu strain in India has acquired mutation, more dangerous now, says MIT study

The swine flu strain that has killed more than 1,200 people in India since December has acquired mutations that make it more dangerous.