New COVID origins data point to raccoon dogs in China market5 min read . Updated: 18 Mar 2023, 02:24 AM IST
- The sequences will have to be matched to the genetic record of how the virus evolved to see which came first
Genetic material collected at a Chinese market near where the first human cases of COVID-19 were identified show raccoon dog DNA comingled with the virus, suggesting the pandemic may have originated from animals, not a lab, international experts say.
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