Robert Garry joins TWiV to explain how the molecular biology of SARS-CoV-2 shows that it came from Nature and not a lab, including the receptor binding domain, the furin cleavage site, and the 2 lineages circulating in Wuhan wildlife markets.
Links for This Episode
- The proximal origin of SARS-CoV-2 (Nature) 8:56.
- Two early genome lineages in Wuhan markets (virological.org) 38:18.
- Insights from spike proteins of bat sarbecoviruses (virological.org) 1:06:06.
- Letters read on TWiV 762 1:15:02.
- Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks!
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Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees.