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Study finds no evidence SARS-CoV-2 evolved from pangolin coronavirus

Photo credit: Judy Hurd. A new study undertaken by researchers in the US and China has found no evidence that […]

Why labs are printing the coronavirus genome

The world is struggling to contain the new coronavirus outbreak. But thanks to new genetic material sequencing and synthesis technology, […]

We should be sequencing the genomes of coronavirus patients

I am sure by now we are all hoping to hear something non-coronavirus related. Sorry to disappoint, but Professors from […]

Three workers leave Biogen meeting testing positive for coronavirus

Three people who have attended a Biogen management meeting in Boston have tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus. The meeting […]

Genetic sequencing of novel coronavirus indicates “undetected spread” in the US

Recent analysis of the genetic sequence of the coronavirus has indicated that the infection may have spread further than we realised. 

New diagnostic for Coronavirus receives CE mark

Yesterday, a test developed by Co-diagnostics for the detection of SARS-CoV-2, received CE marking as the virus nears “pandemic” status. CE-IVD marking indicates that the IVD conforms with relevant EU directives regarding the health and safety of the product.

Shareable Science: The genetics of coronavirus

In early December, an outbreak of respiratory illness was reported in Wuhan, China. Scientists quickly determined the sickness was caused by a new virus from the coronavirus family. In an attempt to limit the spread of the virus, China has reacted with transportation lockdowns and public health advisories.

Digestive tract organs: a pathogenic route for SARS-CoV-2 infection

A recent article published in Cell Death Discovery has explored digestive symptoms of COVID-19 and the potentially pathogenic route of […]

Impact of COVID-19 on cancer patients

Two articles recently published in American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) journals have investigated the impact of COVID-19 on cancer […]

Can the ‘common cold’ provide SARS-CoV-2 immunity?

A recent study suggests that infection from previous ‘common cold’ coronaviruses may provide some immunity to individuals exposed to SARS-CoV-2. The […]