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Scientist Who First Sequenced Omicron Worried by Speed of Change

  • Evolution of omicron in an animal host is being considered
  • First samples taken from diplomats who traveled together
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What Science Is Looking for in Omicron Research

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The speed at which the omicron variant appears to have accumulated its unusual pattern of mutations is a concern, according to Sikhulile Moyo, the scientist who first detected the new strain that has quickly spread across the world.