Category Origin of Covid-19

How the Origins of COVID-19 Became Politicized

Where the coronavirus came from is no longer a scientific question—thanks to narrative spin, agendas, and misinformation Discovering the origins of an emerging infectious disease outbreak is a quintessential scientific question—or under normal circumstances, that’s how it should be. With…

The proximal origin of SARS-CoV-2

Notable features of the SARS-CoV-2 genome Our comparison of alpha- and betacoronaviruses identifies two notable genomic features of SARS-CoV-2: (i) on the basis of structural studies7,8,9 and biochemical experiments1,9,10, SARS-CoV-2 appears to be optimized for binding to the human receptor ACE2;…