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# Mutation

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How much do we know about the Mu strain of Covid-19, the WHO's latest 'variant of interest'?
Four cases of this variant have been identified so far in Ireland, according to latest figures.
Analysis suggests UK coronavirus variant 'not responsible for recent surge' in Ireland
It was identified in fewer than 10% of swabs in a small batch anaylsed.
France and Spain confirm cases of new coronavirus strain
The patient in France’s first case arrived in the country from London on 19 December.
Autism and schizophrenia may be caused by the same mutations
That’s the finding of a research group at Trinity College.
New genetic mutation linked to eczema
The mutation of the gene can result in the development of a type of eczema known as atopic dermatitis.
Fukushima caused mutant butterflies: scientists
The butterflies were found to have abnormalities including smaller wings and damaged eyes.
NUIG researchers discover enzyme linked with Huntington’s disease mutation
The findings are not a cure for the degenerative disease, but they could point to new ways to stop its progression.
Genetic mutation may have contributed to Liz Taylor's death
The late actress’s remarkable eyes were actually down to a genetic mutation – she had two lines of eyelashes.