TWiEVO 65: Variants in the mist

February 25, 2021

Nels and Vincent review evidence that a single amino acid change in the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein has driven adaptation to humans, followed by an update on the status of variants of concern.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

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One comment on “TWiEVO 65: Variants in the mist

  1. Hi! Thank you so much for what you do! I was wondering if, as another way of looking at what changes might have helped SARS-CoV-2 jump to humans, anyone was looking into infecting bats or appropriate bat cell lines with a virus similar to the one that first made the jump to humans. Any changes that happen after doing that might point to what the “ancestral” bat virus was like, I think.