• Solving a Genetic Mystery at the Heart of the COVID-19 Pandemic

    1 month ago - By News Center

    This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. (Credit: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases-Rocky Mountain Laboratories, NIH)
    As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its second year , scientists are still working to understand how the SARS-CoV-2 strain evolved, and how it became so much more dangerous than other coronaviruses, which humans have been living alongside for millennia.
    Virologists and epidemiologists worldwide have speculated for months that a protein called ORF8 likely holds the answer, and a recent...
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