Human DNA fragment found in Omicron coronavirus strain

(ORDO NEWS) — The company Inference (engaged in data analysis), found out that the Omicron coronavirus strain acquired one of the mutations (by attaching a sequence of nucleotides), which is present in the genetic code of the virus that causes the common cold, as well as in the human genome. The research is published on the OSF Preprints website.

Omicron has become more human by including this fragment, and this will allow him to avoid attacks from the immune system, the message says. At the same time, it is indicated that the fragment was not found in the previous variants (strains) of the coronavirus.

The new Omicron strain was discovered in Botswana and South Africa in November. According to scientists, it differs in mutations in the S-protein and can be resistant to antibodies from people who have been ill and vaccinated.


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