The proximal origin of SARS-CoV-2

@article{Andersen2020ThePO,
  title={The proximal origin of SARS-CoV-2},
  author={Kristian G. Andersen and Andrew Rambaut and W. Ian Lipkin and Edward C. Holmes and Robert F. Garry},
  journal={Nature Medicine},
  year={2020},
  pages={1 - 3}
}
SARS-CoV-2 is the seventh coronavirus known to infect humans; SARSCoV, MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2 can cause severe disease, whereas HKU1, NL63, OC43 and 229E are associated with mild symptoms6. Here we review what can be deduced about the origin of SARS-CoV-2 from comparative analysis of genomic data. We offer a perspective on the notable features of the SARS-CoV-2 genome and discuss scenarios by which they could have arisen. Our analyses clearly show that SARS-CoV-2 is not a laboratory construct… 
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