This AI Software Nearly Predicted Omicron’s Tricky Structure

WIRED | January 10, 2022

ON NOVEMBER 26, the World Health Organization designated the strain of coronavirus surging in South Africa a “variant of concern” and christened it Omicron. The next day, University of British Columbia professor Sriram Subramaniam downloaded a genome sequence posted online and ordered samples of Omicron DNA to be shipped to his lab.