Official names have been announced for the virus responsible for COVID-19 (previously known as “2019 novel coronavirus”) and the disease it causes.  The official names are: Disease  coronavirus disease  (COVID-19) Virus  severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Why do the virus and the disease have different names?  Viruses, and the […]

The world’s first-ever human-monkey hybrid has been grown by a Spanish scientist in a lab in China, which was viable and could have been born, but the process was terminated. Monkey embryos were genetically modified to create a hybrid embryo. They deactivated certain genes that lead to the formation organs, […]