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UAMS research finds COVID-19 has mutation limits

A research team at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has found COVID-19 has limits to its ability to mutate into variants as it has with delta and omicron.

According to a statement from UAMS, the research team analyzed coronavirus genomes in GenBank and Global Initiative on Sharing Avian Influenza Data (GISAID) databases, as well as a UAMS-based computer known as GRACE to perform much of the computational work.

In addition to the limit on dangerous variants, the SARS-CoV-2 limited mutations should also be beneficial to drug and vaccine developers who are working to thwart it, UAMS said. See the full article from THV11 here.