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New bioinformatics method to analyze viral sgRNA

Single guide ribonucleic acid (sgRNA) molecules are produced by discontinuous transcription, in which viral RNA-dependant RNA polymerase pauses early negative-sense RNA synthesis and then jumps to the other end of the genome. The specifics of this process are still not fully understood. Since sgRNAs can play an important role in…

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Study finds sarbecoviruses circulating in wildlife outside Asia can infect human cells

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome-associated coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and past SARS-CoV outbreaks were a result of zoonotic spillover of sarbecoviruses from animals to humans. Although most of the animal sarbecoviruses do not infect eukaryotic cells, clade 4 sarbecoviruses recently found in China…

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Exploiting genomic surveillance to map the spatio-temporal dispersal of SARS-CoV-2 spike mutations in Belgium across 2020

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