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How come virus can mutate so fast?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered

Specializes in Pathology

RNA-based: The RNA-based viruses have a mutation rate 100,000x faster than DNA viruses just because the molecule is less stable. Viruses also replicate much more rapidly regardless of their nucleic acid.

Answered 5/10/2016

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