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Swiss Scientists Have Recreated the Coronavirus in a Lab

A synthetic virus could help develop drugs, vaccines, and diagnostic tests but could also be used as a bioweapon

Image: NIAID/Flickr

AsAs countries scramble to contain the novel coronavirus spreading around the world, scientists in Switzerland are intentionally making more of the deadly virus. The only difference is…

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Emily Mullin

Emily Mullin

Former staff writer at Medium, where I covered biotech, genetics, and Covid-19 for OneZero, Future Human, Elemental, and the Coronavirus Blog.