Enhanced recombination among omicron variants shown contributes to viral immune escape, finds study

In January 2022, around the time that the omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 started spreading rapidly, a team of researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) led by Shashank Tripathi, Assistant Professor at the Department of Microbiology & Cell Biology, and Centre for Infectious Diseases Research, noticed that there was an unusually high increase in the number of recombinant strains of the omicron variant.

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