Humanity may have been involved in the coronavirus outbreak 20,000 years ago, according to a new study.
Scientists from the Australian National University have discovered that coronavirus, a group of viruses that include COVID-19, SARS and MERS, or Middle East respiratory syndrome. has left a historical mark on the human genome.
After examining the genomes of more than 2,500 people from 26 countries, researchers found evidence that the coronavirus, which must attach to specific proteins in the body to replicate, exists. causing genes to adapt
Signs that genes are forced to adapt after the coronavirus is found It was found in just five populations, all from East Asia, according to the study.
This suggests that modern East Asian ancestors first acquired the infection about 25,000 years ago, according to the study.
The research was published last week in the peer-reviewed scientific journal “Current Biology.”;