Controversial new research suggests SARS-CoV-2 bears signs of genetic engineering | The Economist

Controversial new research suggests SARS-CoV-2 bears signs of genetic engineering | The Economist

“Any conclusion that sarscov-2 was engineered will be hotly contested. China denies the virus came from a Chinese lab, and has asked for investigations into whether it may have originated in America. Dr Washburne and his colleagues say their predictions are testable. If a progenitor genome to sarscov-2 is found in the wild with restriction sites that are the same, or intermediate, it would raise the chances that this pattern evolved by chance.”

“Any widely supported conclusion that the virus was genetically engineered would have profound ramifications, both political and scientific. It would put in a new light the behaviour of the Chinese government in the early days of the outbreak, particularly its reluctance to share epidemiological data from those days. It would also raise questions about what was known, when, and by whom about the presumably accidental escape of an engineered virus. For now, this is a first draft of science, and needs to be treated as such. But the scrutineers are already at work.”

Editor’s note: The pre-print “Endonuclease fingerprint indicates a synthetic origin of sarscov-2” by Bruttel, Washburne and VanDongen, can be found at bioRxiv.

READ THE FULL STORY : Controversial new research suggests SARS-CoV-2 bears signs of genetic engineering | The Economist

About The Author

CT Liberty: About Us

CT Liberty Rally is an active, grassroots organization in Connecticut, promoting the American ideals of Liberty, Freedom & Individual Rights, and addressing liberty issues affecting citizens of our state.

Follow CT Liberty:

Newsletter Sign-Up


Click below to sign the petition: Restore Vaccination Religious Exemption

Events

June 2024

SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
Events for June

1st

No Events
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Events for June

2nd

No Events
Events for June

3rd

No Events
Events for June

4th

No Events
Events for June

5th

No Events
Events for June

6th

No Events
Events for June

7th

Events for June

8th

No Events
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Events for June

9th

No Events
Events for June

10th

No Events
Events for June

11th

No Events
Events for June

12th

No Events
Events for June

13th

No Events
Events for June

14th

No Events
Events for June

15th

No Events
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
Events for June

16th

No Events
Events for June

17th

No Events
Events for June

18th

No Events
Events for June

19th

No Events
Events for June

20th

No Events
Events for June

21st

No Events
Events for June

22nd

No Events
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
Events for June

23rd

No Events
Events for June

24th

No Events
Events for June

25th

No Events
Events for June

26th

No Events
Events for June

27th

No Events
Events for June

28th

No Events
Events for June

29th

No Events
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
Events for June

30th

No Events
Instagram Feed
Something is wrong.
Instagram token error.
Follow
1