Can We Tell If the Coronavirus Was Bioengineered?

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Just like there are signs that a photo has been edited, scientists can look for hallmarks of whether a virus has been altered in some way. Virologist Barbara Sherry of North Carolina State University (@NCState) explains how scientists can see that the new coronavirus was not bioengineered.

This video was produced in partnership with science communicator Brian Malow (@sciencecomedian) as part of our series to connect COVID-19 questions with scientists.

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