Posts Tagged ‘carlzimmer’

Coronavirus Variant Tracker – The New York Times

February 12, 2021

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/health/coronavirus-variant-tracker.html

D614G
N501Y
E484K
B.1.1.7, B.1.351

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The D614G mutation emerged in eastern China early in the pandemic and then quickly spread around the world, displacing other coronaviruses that did not have the mutation.

The D614G mutation is thought to make the coronavirus more infectious, but it does not appear to make the disease more severe or help the virus escape vaccines.

The N501Y mutation arose independently in several variants of concern, including the B.1.1.7, B.1.351 and P.1 lineages.

The mutation is near the tip of the coronavirus spike, where it seems to change the shape of the protein to be a tighter fit with human cells.

The E484K mutation arose independently in multiple lineages, including B.1.351 and P.1. Scientists are also concerned that the mutation was recently found in some samples from the B.1.1.7 lineage from Britain. …
The mutation occurs near the top of the coronavirus spike, where it alters the shape of the protein. This change may help the spikes evade some types of coronavirus antibodies.
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The Coronavirus Won’t Stop Evolving When the Vaccine Arrives – The New York Times

December 11, 2020

The Coronavirus Won’t Stop Evolving When the Vaccine Arrives – The New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/27/science/covid-vaccine-virus-resistance.html

Tests Show Genetic Signature of Coronavirus That Likely Infected Trump – The New York Times

November 7, 2020

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/01/science/trump-covid-19-genome.html

Recreation Archives – Visit Guilford CT

August 15, 2020

A lot of trails can be found here, including Westwoods
at the Branford/Guilford border

http://www.visitguilfordct.com/todo-category/recreation/todo/trail-maps-of-guilford-ct/

NYTIMES How Coronavirus Mutates and Spreads

May 3, 2020

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/04/30/science/coronavirus-mutations.html

Most New York Coronavirus Cases Came From Europe, Genomes Show – The New York Times

April 9, 2020

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/08/science/new-york-coronavirus-cases-europe-genomes.html ]

Recreation Archives – Visit Guilford CT

October 21, 2019

A lot of trails can be found here, including Westwoods
at the Branford/Guilford border

http://www.visitguilfordct.com/todo-category/recreation/todo/trail-maps-of-guilford-ct/

Bufalina

October 14, 2019

https://www.bufalinact.com/

M.I.T. Media Lab, Already Rattled by the Epstein Scandal, Has a New Worry – The New York Times

September 28, 2019

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/22/business/media/mit-media-lab-food-computer.html

Carl Zimmer To Speak At Bio-IT World, Tackle Heredity, Genes, And How Our Understanding Of The Two Is Changing – Bio-IT World

May 11, 2018

http://www.bio-itworld.com/2018/05/09/carl-zimmer-to-speak-at-bio-it-world-tackle-heredity-genes-and-how-our-understanding-of-the-two-is-changing.aspx

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“It was a huge amount of fun watching them take that raw data and put it through their own pipelines,” Zimmer told me, but he also felt uncomfortable pointing out discrepancies to the scientists he worked with. “I still remember, I was sitting down with Chris Mason at Weill Cornell. He and his students were so enthusiastically going through their findings with me… and they showed me, among other things, how many SNPs I had. Not too long beforehand I’d gone through the same experience with Mark Gerstein and his team at Yale, and their numbers for my SNPs were off by hundreds of thousands. … It was a little awkward with Chris, but I just said, ‘Hey, I got a very different number from Mark Gerstein,’ and Chris just shrugged and said, ‘Oh yeah, that happens.’”

It turns out, there’s a lot about our current understanding of our genes and how we pass them on that isn’t perfectly clear cut. “}}