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Coronavirus research gives further clues about its origin and journey

Coronavirus gene research in bats and pangolins has revealed further clues about its potential origins and transmission to humans.

As part of the CoronaHack hackathon event, a research team from Aberystwyth University and the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute utilized hundreds of publicly available coronavirus genomes to compare SARS-CoV-2 - the virus which causes the COVID-19 disease - to its closest genetic relatives in bats and pangolins.

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