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12:00 AM, May 03, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:39 AM, May 03, 2021

Mutations may ‘evade immune response’

India experts tell govt

A forum of scientific advisers set up by the Indian government has told authorities about minor mutations in some samples of the coronavirus that could "possibly evade immune response" and require more study, a leader of the forum has told Reuters. 

However the advisers said while they were flagging the mutations, there was no reason currently to believe they were expanding or could be dangerous.

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Scientists are studying what led to the current surge in cases in India and particularly whether a variant first detected in the country, called B.1.617, is to blame. The forum of advisers, known as the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genetics Consortium, or INSACOG, has now found more mutations in the coronavirus that it thinks need to be tracked closely.

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