While we were slowly getting our Christmas decorations ready for the new year, sudden news hit the press about a new variant of coronavirus that had been detected in the UK. It has already spread to the Netherlands, Italy, Denmark, and Australia. Meanwhile, countries such as France, Canada, and Ireland banned all flights from the UK. So is this something we should be alarmed about? Mutations are a common feature for viruses. In DNA replication, DNA polymerases do proofreading to ensure the replication is being done correctly. However, RNA polymerases do not have this feature which prevents them from doing … Continue reading A new variant of coronavirus was detected: Should we worry about the mutation?
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