by Saurabh Mahajan
The previous 12 months has thrown into limelight a discipline of biology that’s not often on the general public’s scientific and technological horizon. That discipline is evolution. Proper within the early days of the pandemic, the query of “whether or not this virus will mutate to turn into extra harmful” had began making rounds. Sadly, we are actually at that stage. However the story is rather more sophisticated than this straightforward query. Due to the extraordinary efforts of researchers all over the world, we are able to detect and research viral mutations inside a matter of days. So what do we all know on this entrance up to now?
Detection and origin of SARS-CoV-2 variants
In January 2020, inside days of detecting the primary instances of an infectious respiratory illness, the RNA sequence of the causative virus was deciphered and made publicly obtainable. Thereafter, sequencing