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UTA biologists: COVID-19 virus originated in bats, not dogs – Mirage News

Todd Castoe, associate professor of biology at The University of Texas at Arlington, has co-authored two papers regarding the COVID-19 virus and its…

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Todd Castoe, associate professor of biology at The University of Texas at Arlington, has co-authored two papers regarding the COVID-19 virus and its origins.
The first study, “Viral CpG deficiency provides no evidence that dogs were intermediate hosts of SARS-CoV-2,” was published in the July 13 edition of the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution. It disputes the findings of an earlier study from another research group claiming that the coronavirus may have jumped from dogs to humans.
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