Preprint: Evidence for a mouse origin of Omicron

“In this study, we identified mutations acquired by Omicron before its outbreak, and tested whether the molecular spectrum of these mutations was consistent with the cellular environment of human hosts… The molecular spectrum of mutations acquired by the progenitor of Omicron…

The molecular spectrum of mutations acquired by the progenitor of Omicron was significantly different from the spectrum for viruses that evolved in human patients, but resembled the spectra associated with virus evolution in a mouse cellular environment”

Preprint: Evidence for a mouse origin of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant

 

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