Was the coronavirus born in the laboratory? Yes, according to a new study to be published by the Quarterly Review of Biophysics Discovery and which is anticipated today by the Daily Mail. Research claims the coronavirus may only have been obtained in the laboratory “beyond a reasonable doubt”. Read also Studying for months, on the basis of articles found in databases and archives, the experiments carried out at the Wuhan Institute of Virology from 2002 to 2019, the two scientists who signed the ‘paper’, the British oncologist Angus Dalgleish and the Norwegian virologist Birger Sørensen, claim to have established that the coronavirus was created in the course of gain-of-function experiments, also called activating mutations (research temporarily banned in the United States whereby the genomes of viruses are altered to obtain more infectious ones). from a coronavirus taken in a cave with bats, Chinese scientists would have obtained the new ‘spike’ protein that transformed it into the Sars-Cov-2 at the origin of the pandemic and which, scientists point out, has no “credible natural ancestors” A chain of amino acids from the ‘spike’ of Sars-Cov-2 would be overwhelming proof of their thesis. It is thanks to their positive charge that the virus binds so effectively to human cells. But in nature it is difficult to find even just three positive amino acids together, since they repel each other. Four is “highly unlikely.” Chinese scientists would then “deliberately destroy, hide and contaminate the data” in Chinese laboratories and notes in order to “prevent scientists who wanted to share their findings from doing so.” The article, reports the Daily Mail, was rejected by several other prominent scientific journals.