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SARS-CoV-2 protein blocks an essential step in host gene expression, new discovery finds

Vanderbilt University biochemist Yi Ren is part of a team that has identified a new behavior of a SARS-CoV-2 protein and discovered that interfering with its function can block virus replication in host cells. This opens up the potential for new therapeutic targets for COVID-19.