The Pangolin Possibility

The animal origin of the coronavirus remains a mystery

The animal origin of the coronavirus is an ongoing mystery. While bats are considered the most likely source of the virus, pangolins — small, scaly anteaters that are illegally trafficked for food and traditional medicine — have also been implicated in the spread of the disease.

Today, the journal Nature published an unedited manuscript from researchers in China that sheds some light on the role of pangolins in the ongoing crisis. (The paper was accepted and published…




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Yasmin Tayag

Yasmin Tayag

Editor, Medium Coronavirus Blog. Senior editor at Future Human by OneZero. Previously: science at Inverse, genetics at NYU.

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