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Coronavirus has ‘stable genome,’ study suggests, so vaccine could help ‘over many years’

Currently, there is no known specific medicine to treat the novel coronavirus, but researchers in Italy suggest that the COVID-19 disease is slow to mutate, based on its genetic material. The study, which was produced by two independent teams in the country, used “a new next-generation sequencing (NGS) research assay” from Thermo Fisher Scientific on Italian COVID-19 patients. The experts then compared them to a sample from the original outbreak to come up with their findings.