Montana State University researchers find coronavirus variant that originated in Bozeman last year

Researchers at Montana State University discovered a variant that originated in Bozeman early in the pandemic.


The Bozeman variant, a strain that actually weakened the effectiveness of the virus, was found by postdoctoral researchers Anna Nemudraia and Artem Nemudryi.


The pair published a study on their findings last month in the journal Cell Reports Medicine.