Professor James Lloyd-Smith Quoted in the New York Times

The New York Times recently ran an article, "Omicron’s Radical Evolution", discussing Omicron’s mutations and a study showing 13 of these mutations were rarely, if ever, found in other coronaviruses. UCLA EEB's own Professor James Lloyd-Smith, who was not involved in the study, said that the research revealed just how hard it is to reconstruct the evolution of a virus, even one that arose recently. “Nature is certainly doing its part to keep us humble,” he said.