Scientists looking to find an intermediate species in the chain that led to humans being infected by Wuhan coronavirus are focusing on the pangolin. Photo: Handout

Could pangolins be a piece of the coronavirus puzzle?

  • Chinese researchers say a virus found in the animal is a 99 per cent genetic match to the one that has killed hundreds of people in China
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak

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Scientists looking to find an intermediate species in the chain that led to humans being infected by Wuhan coronavirus are focusing on the pangolin. Photo: Handout
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Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen investigates major research projects in China, a new power house of scientific and technological innovation. He has worked for the Post since 2006. He is an alumnus of Shantou University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Semester at Sea programme which he attended with a full scholarship from the Seawise Foundation.