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Researchers identify two novel variants in SARS-CoV-2 gene sequences collected from mink

Canadian researchers have found two novel variants in SARS-CoV-2 gene sequences collected from mink in the US. The team identified a two-mutation (N501T-G142D) variant and a three-mutation (N501T-G142D-F486L) variant in the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. The two variants were not found in mink-derived SARS-CoV-2 gene sequences collected in any other country. The researchers said their findings […]