NIH-halted study unveils its massive analysis of bat coronaviruses

Science’s COVID-19 reporting is supported by the Pulitzer Center. An international team of scientists whose funding for research on bat coronaviruses was recently yanked by the U.S. government has published what it calls the most comprehensive analysis ever done of such viruses. In a preprint posted yesterday on bioRxiv, the researchers examine partial genetic sequences of 781 coronaviruses found in bats in China, more than one-third of which have never been published.

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Last updated on 02 June 2020

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