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Wuhan laboratory adds another branch to bat coronavirus family tree

Researchers at China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology have found a new branch in the family tree of bat coronaviruses.The viruses, described in a preprint paper released last Friday, are more distantly related to the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 than several other known viruses, the researchers said, but have high levels of similarity across certain areas of the genome.It was the first time that the facility, which has become the centre of unsubstantiated theories that the Covid-19 pandemic…

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