From Science Insider.
Genetic mutations aren’t as scary as they sound. With RNA viruses, like the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes COVID-19, they’re happening constantly — basically every time it replicates. But not all mutations stick, and not all the ones that stick are bad. In fact, mutations are actually necessary for tracking and containing COVID-19. Here’s how viruses mutate and why you shouldn’t be worried when you hear about them.
MORE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE:
What Could Be The Fastest Way To End The Coronavirus Crisis?
Will Warm Weather Stop COVID-19?
Why COVID-19 Death Predictions Will Always Be Wrong
#Coronavirus #Mutation #ScienceInsider
Science Insider tells you all you need to know about science: space, medicine, biotech, physiology, and more.
Visit us at: https://www.businessinsider.com
Science Insider on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BusinessInsiderScience/
Science Insider on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/science_insider/
Business Insider on Twitter: https://twitter.com/businessinsider
Tech Insider on Twitter: https://twitter.com/techinsider
Business Insider/Tech Insider on Amazon Prime: http://read.bi/PrimeVideo
How Viruses Like The Coronavirus Mutate