Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 a reminder of zoonotic diseases at home

With genetic analysis suggesting COVID-19 originated in animals before it spread to humans, a UNSW Sydney virologist says now is a good time to bear in mind zoonotic diseases are closer to home than people might think.

Medical research

Measles origin finding could inform COVID-19 research

An international group of researchers has tackled the controversial question of when measles first emerged, finding it could be linked to the rise of large cities. The team sequenced the genome of a measles strain from 1912 ...

Genetics

The genetic quest to understand COVID-19

How the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 made the leap from animals to humans is a puzzle that scientists are trying to solve as humanity comes to grip with the deadly pandemic sweeping the globe.

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