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Embryos Could Be Susceptible to Coronavirus, Study Suggests

News   Aug 05, 2020 | Original story from the University of Cambridge

 
Embryos Could Be Susceptible to Coronavirus, Study Suggests

Image of a human embryo cultured in vitro through the implantation stages and stained to reveal OCT4 transcription factor, magenta; GATA6 transcription factor, white; F-actin, green; and DNA, blue. Analysis of patterns of gene expression in such embryos reveals that ACE2, the receptor for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and the TMPRSS2 protease that facilitates viral infection are expressed in these embryos, which represent the very early stages of pregnancy. Credit: Zernicka-Goetz lab

 
 
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