• Are Viruses Alive?

    Are Viruses Alive?0

    Now that we are all tuned into virus talk, it may be a good idea to shed new light on an old debate. Arguments about whether viruses are alive have gone on for years. Expert opinion remains divided roughly a third each between yes, no and don’t know (surveys conducted by Vincent Racaniello on Virology

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  • Study Reveals Geographic Differences in the SARS-CoV-2 Genomes

    Study Reveals Geographic Differences in the SARS-CoV-2 Genomes0

    Bioinformatic analysis of SARS-CoV-2 reveals several variations between the genomes of SARS-CoV-2 from Italy, India, Nepal and USA, and the SARS-CoV-2 originated from Wuhan. Researchers used a database of genomes, genes and proteins from SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, and compared them with the SARS-CoV, the virus that originated an outbreak of

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  • Reinfection with SARS-CoV-2 Does Not Occur in Rhesus Monkeys

    Reinfection with SARS-CoV-2 Does Not Occur in Rhesus Monkeys0

    The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has caused more than 170,000 cases of infection worldwide, and its death toll continues to rise. Meanwhile, almost half of the infected patients have been discharged from the hospitals and are considered recovered. However, a small fraction of the discharged individuals has tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2, prompting

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