SARS-CoV-2 evolution from the BA.2.86 to JN.1 variants: unexpected consequences.

Publication date: Jan 31, 2024

SARS-CoV-2 is continuously evolving. The Omicron subvariant BA. 2.86, with >30 mutations in its spike (S) protein compared with its predecessor strain BA. 2, was expected to quickly become predominant worldwide, but this has not happened. Instead, its descendant strain, JN. 1, with just one additional mutation, has become the predominant SARS-CoV-2 subvariant. Here, we offer a possible explanation for these unexpected consequences.

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