Covid-19 virus may have mutated, but doesn't appear to increase transmissibility, new science shows

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If you think about it, the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus hasn't been around that long yet, despite feeling like 2020 has been a decade long. It's still getting to know the human body better, which has raised some questions in the scientific community about its potential for future mutations.

So far, multiple mutations have been recorded from across the world as the virus has adapted to its human hosts after making the jump from an animal last year. Researchers have been tracking the various genomes extensively, with more than 70 000 strains captured in the Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data. 

However, scientists from the University College London don't believe that these strains differ vastly from its original strain - especially when it comes transmission - publishing their findings in Nature Communications.

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