* Scientists around the world have been sequencing virus DNA to track the spread
* There are eight strains identified, but all are very similar with tiny variations
* Experts say that no strain appears to be more lethal than any of the others
* It’s also highly unlikely that the virus could mutate into a more lethal strain
* Coronavirus appears to mutate very slowly, giving hope for long-lasting vaccine
Scientists around the world are tracking at least eight strains of coronavirus around the world, using genetic detective work to show how the virus spreads.
Researchers say the virus appears to mutate very slowly, with only tiny differences between the different strains, and that none of the strains of the virus is more deadly than another.
They also say it does not appear the strains will grow more lethal as they evolve.
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