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U.S. and Chinese Scientists Trace Evolution of Coronaviruses in Bats

On Jun 1, 2020
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Researchers whose canceled U.S. grant caused an outcry from other scientists urge preventive monitoring of viruses in southwestern China.

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An international team of scientists analyzed all known coronaviruses in Chinese bats and used genetic analysis to trace the likely origin of the novel coronavirus to horseshoe bats https://t.co/0syZOBt2L4
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U.S. and Chinese Scientists Trace Evolution of Coronaviruses in Bats

U.S. and Chinese Scientists Trace Evolution of Coronaviruses in Bats

Researchers whose canceled U.S. grant caused an outcry from other scientists urge preventive monitoring of viruses in southwestern China.

How China’s “Bat Woman” Hunted Down Viruses from SARS to the New Coronavirus

How China’s “Bat Woman” Hunted Down Viruses from SARS to the New Coronavirus

Wuhan-based virologist Shi Zhengli has identified dozens of deadly SARS-like viruses in bat caves, and she warns there are more out there

Mining coronavirus genomes for clues to the outbreak’s origins

Mining coronavirus genomes for clues to the outbreak’s origins

Theories abound about how the virus that’s now rampant in China made its way from bats (almost certainly) to humans

Why these scientists still doubt the coronavirus leaked from a Chinese lab

Why these scientists still doubt the coronavirus leaked from a Chinese lab

A Wuhan lab studied SARS-related viruses. But there’s no evidence it discovered or was working on the new virus.

Coronavirus origin: Few leads, many theories in hunt for source

Coronavirus origin: Few leads, many theories in hunt for source

Coronavirus most likely to have jumped to humans from intermediary host, but some say lab accident cannot be ruled out.

From Bats to Human Lungs, the Evolution of a Coronavirus

From Bats to Human Lungs, the Evolution of a Coronavirus

SARS-CoV-2, which honed its viral genome for thousands of years, behaves like a monstrous mutant hybrid of all the coronaviruses that came before it.

How did coronavirus break out? Theories abound as researchers race to solve genetic detective story

How did coronavirus break out? Theories abound as researchers race to solve genetic detective story

A vacuum of knowledge about the origins of the new coronavirus ravaging the world has provided fertile ground for all manner of theories -- from the fantastic, to the dubious to the ...

Trump Claims The Coronavirus Came From This Wuhan Lab. Here’s What We Actually Know About Its Research.

Trump Claims The Coronavirus Came From This Wuhan Lab. Here’s What We Actually Know About Its Research.

The Wuhan Institute of Virology previously conducted controversial experiments to test what could make coronaviruses more dangerous to humans, but scientists have ruled out that SARS-CoV-2 ...

We Made the Coronavirus Epidemic

We Made the Coronavirus Epidemic

It may have started with a bat in a cave, but human activity set it loose.

Natural spillover or research lab leak? Why a credible investigation is needed to determine the origin of the coronavirus pandemic

Natural spillover or research lab leak? Why a credible investigation is needed to determine the origin of the coronavirus pandemic

Could the COVID-19 pandemic have started with a lab accident? While the matter has become heavily politicized, a credible investigation could help clear things up.

Experts think the Wuhan coronavirus jumped from bats to snakes to people. Bats have been the source of at least 4 pandemics.

Experts think the Wuhan coronavirus jumped from bats to snakes to people. Bats have been the source of at least 4 pandemics.

Both the Wuhan coronavirus and the SARS virus most likely jumped from bats to other animals, which then passed it to humans.

How China muzzled its Bat Woman: Beijing authorities hushed up the findings of a scientist who unlocked the genetic make-up of the coronavirus within days of the outbreak - which is vital for tests and vaccines

How China muzzled its Bat Woman: Beijing authorities hushed up the findings of a scientist who unlocked the genetic make-up of the coronavirus within days of the outbreak - which is vital for tests and vaccines

A Chinese scientist who is the one of the world's leading experts on coronaviruses was 'muzzled' after unravelling the genetic composition of the new disease.

Evidence SARS-CoV-2 Emerged From a Biological Laboratory in Wuhan, China

Evidence SARS-CoV-2 Emerged From a Biological Laboratory in Wuhan, China

Recruitment positions: 1-2 postdoctors Proposed recruitment direction 1: Ecological study of bat migration and virus transmission Prospective direction 2: bat virus cross-species infection ...

Why do so many diseases come from bats?

Why do so many diseases come from bats?

Bats are extremely social, have turbo-charged metabolisms, and elite immune systems. All of these combined creates the perfect storm for harboring and transmitting diseases.

Wuhan lab says there's no way coronavirus originated there. Here's the science.

Wuhan lab says there's no way coronavirus originated there. Here's the science.

Where did SARS-CoV-2 come from? Several ideas have been put forward from natural-borne in bats, an escape from a lab in Wuhan and others. Here's the murky origin story of the novel ...

Israeli scientist: You’re not going to see millions of people die from COVID-19

Israeli scientist: You’re not going to see millions of people die from COVID-19

The new coronavirus is '80 percent identical' to the 2002-3 SARS, says Prof. Shy Arkin. On the whole it causes a mild respiratory tract infection. But the elderly are the exception

Phylogenetic network analysis of SARS-CoV-2 genomes

Phylogenetic network analysis of SARS-CoV-2 genomes

This is a phylogenetic network of SARS-CoV-2 genomes sampled from across the world. These genomes are closely related and under evolutionary selection in their human hosts, sometimes with ...

Scientists trace the roundabout route that coronavirus took from bats and pangolins to people

Scientists trace the roundabout route that coronavirus took from bats and pangolins to people

Two newly published studies shed light on the origins and spread of the coronavirus pandemic, starting with bats and pangolins.

Coronavirus explained: Symptoms, lockdowns and all your COVID-19 questions answered

Coronavirus explained: Symptoms, lockdowns and all your COVID-19 questions answered

The most-asked questions about the pandemic include ones about stimulus checks, face masks and the virus' origins.

COVID-19 drives new threat to bats in China

COVID-19 drives new threat to bats in China

In China, bats are traditionally symbols of good luck and happiness ([ 1 ][1]). There are more than 1400 species of bats worldwide, but more than half of them have unknown or decreasing ...