The Coronavirus Is a Master of Mixing Its Genome, Worrying Scientists

The Coronavirus Is a Master of Mixing Its Genome, Worrying Scientists

New studies underscore how coronaviruses frequently mix their genetic components — which could contribute to the rise of dangerous variants.Coronavirus samples for genomic sequencing being unpacked in the Bonsignori Lab of Duke University this week.Credit…Pete Kiehart for The New York TimesFeb. 5, 2021, 12:09 p.m. ETIn recent weeks, scientists have sounded the alarm about new…

N.J. reports 93 COVID deaths, 3,723 positive tests. Vaccinations hit 925K doses administered.

N.J. reports 93 COVID deaths, 3,723 positive tests. Vaccinations hit 925K doses administered.

New Jersey health officials on Friday reported another 3,723 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 93 additional deaths as the vaccination effort increased to 925,000 doses administered following a setback in scheduling due to a prolonged winter storm earlier this week.The seven-day average for confirmed positive tests dropped to 3,232, down 28% from a week…