LOL, HIV inserts *and* Moderna patent FCS rolled into one 😂 No @jeremyphoward, those spurious artifacts do not prove SARS2 is man-made. You do know the HIV inserts preprint got retracted, right?
"How to BLAST your way to the truth about the origins of COVID-19" arkmedic.substack.com/p/how-…
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I’ve always wondered about the HIV inserts paper, mostly because Fauci, Collins, and Farrar were clearly very concerned about it. Hilarious that these esteemed men of science were sharing “fringe” Zero Hedge links at this critical early stage of the pandemic. Why bother with it?
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They weren't fringe at the time: initially those sequences *did* look like inserts. But once more related bat SARS-like genomes came to light with ancestral bits and pieces of those fragments, especially RaTG13, those inserts seized to be inserts.
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That is correct. They appear to have arrived in SARS2 by natural mutagenesis. In the alignment below you can see how as you move to more ancient ancestors, the number of mismatches slowly increases. I therefore stay away from the term "insert", but instead use homology region.

Jan 17, 2022 · 12:33 AM UTC

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Good, so this completely invalidates the case for “HIV inserts”, right? As these are just spurious AA coincidences between HIV and SARS2’s ancestors — natural bat viruses.
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When you say "ancient ancestors" all of these viruses are discovered since 2020. Some would say they aren't even real.
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