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Coronavirus jumped from bats to humans with 'very little change', say scientists
One India | 14/03/2021 03:18 PM | Click to read full article
The progenitor of the novel coronavirus underwent "very little change" to adapt to humans from bats, according to a new study which suggests that the ability of the virus to spread from one person to another likely evolved in the flying mammal prior to it jumping to its new human host.
Analyzing the mutations undergone by the novel coronavirus and related sarbecoviruses, the scientists found evidence of fairly significant change, but all before the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 in humans.