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  •  Always A Concern With RNA Viruses (0+ / 0-)

    Those little genomes mutate like crazy

    There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

    by bernardpliers on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 03:02:04 PM PDT

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    •  Exactly. (0+ / 0-)

      Particularly one like this that basically looks like a 7.4kb piece of mRNA, with a single open reading frame. Its replication was far from faithful. The crazy thing with type 3 was with so few point mutations differentiating it from wild-type was just how FAST the little bugger reverted after a vaccine dose was given.

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