A South African tip led to the discovery of mutations around the world. With infections skyrocketing, 'it's a race against time.'. Doctors and nurses at a South African hospital group noticed an odd spike in the number of Covid-19 patients in their wards in late October...
As more lineages emerge, researchers are struggling with a patchwork of nomenclature.
Researchers race to determine why lineages identified in Britain and South Africa spread so quickly and whether they'll compromise vaccines.
A variant identified in Japan in arrivals from Brazil shares 'concerning' characteristics with mutations detected in the UK and South Africa
Countries that conduct a lot of genetic sequencing are more likely to find new strains, say experts