The Ebola virus is mutating, scientists say

January 29, 2015 4:00 PM

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The Ebola virus is mutating, scientists say

The Ebola virus is mutating "quite a lot," according to scientists tracking the outbreak in West Africa—but the tough part is telling just what it is mutating into.

It is important to track genetic changes to "keep up with our enemy," a geneticist at France's Pasteur Institute, which is analyzing blood samples from hundreds of patients, tells the BBC.

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