TWiEVO 71: Faster than a speeding coronavirus

September 26, 2021

Nels and Vincent explain a method to calculate the mutation rate of SARS-CoV-2, and the role of a single amino acid change in spike in enhancing fitness of the delta variant and enabling it to out-compete the alpha variant.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

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Nels Leading Edge Symposium
VincentEpidemiological and evolutionary dynamics of SARS-CoV-2

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