Coronavirus origins: genome analysis suggests two viruses may have combined

In Feburary, scientists discovered a virus with 99% of genomic concordance to SARS-CoV-2 in pangolins. Image: REUTERS/Bazuki MuhammadBM/JS

Alexandre Hassanin

Maître de Conférences (HDR) , Sorbonne Université


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Bats (Rhinolophus affinis) were originally thought to be the source of virus. Image: Alexandre Hassanin
A coronavirus from the pangolin could be one of the sources for COVID-19. Image: Wildlife Alliance/Flickr, CC BY

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