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Up or down: where comes Omicron?

Zezhong Liu1 , Lu Lu1 , Shibo Jiang1,2,*

1Key Laboratory of Medical Molecular Virology (MOE/NHC/CAMS), Shanghai Institute of Infectious Disease and Biosecurity, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Shanghai Frontiers Science Center of Pathogenic Microbes and Infection, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
2Department of Infectious Diseases and Shenzhen Key Lab of Endogenous Infection, Shenzhen Nanshan People’s Hospital and the 6th affiliated Hospital of Guangdong Medical University, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
* Correspondence: Shibo Jiang(shibojiang@fudan.edu.cn)

The current dominant SARS-CoV-2 variant Omicron BA.2 has spread globally within only two months. Recent works published in Cell Research and Science reveal the molecular basis of increased transmissibility of Omicron BA.1 and BA.2 and their possible mouse origin.

https://doi.org/10.1038/s41422-022-00675-1

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