Coronavirus Open Thread 2023

Just skimmed the article, but I think they’re saying that all previous variants (including natural ones as well as any lab-derived original ones) arose through base/amino acid substitutions, and this is the first one known to occur because of recombination between two different variants.

I guess it’s more of academic interest than anything else though. :man_shrugging:

I gathered that (although presumably recombinant variants could have been created in a lab). I was just mocking the (implied) idea that substitutions of patented codon sequences arose by natural selection :wink:

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