Video Sidebar: Genetics of SARS-CoV-2

Today’s video goes through a genetic and biochemical analysis of SARS-CoV-2


Slide 1:
•       Full sequence for Bat-CoV RaTG13 was not known (not in database) prior to the pandemic. The group that isolated Bat-CoV RaTG13 had originally sequenced just the polymerase. Upon a hit with the SARS-CoV-2 polymerase, the group retrieved the frozen isolate (which had remained cryopreserved ever since) to sequence the whole genome. It was at this point the 96% homology was elucidated. 
•       Link to A pneumonia outbreak associated with a new coronavirus of probable bat origin paper in Nature
•       The above image is from the Netflix original Coronavirus, Explained S1:E1. 
Slide 2, 3 and 4: 
•       Link to The proximal origin of SARS-CoV-2 paper in Nature Medicine

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