I’m delighted to relay the news that the paperback edition of Life’s Edge is coming out next week. If you’re curious about the book, you can read this review from Siddhartha Mukherjee in the the New York Times Book ReviewHere’s an interview I did with Book Review editor Pamela Paul on their podcast. And, finally, here’s a video of a lecture I gave to the Royal Institution, drawing on the book: “Are Viruses Alive?”

On the reporting front, my colleague Ben Mueller and I reported on the latest analysis about the origin of SARS-CoV-2. Several lines of evidence point to the Huanan market in Wuhan as the place where the coronaviruses jumped from animals to humans–perhaps several times over the course of a few weeks in late 2019. Here’s our piece.

That’s all for now. Stay safe!

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Originally published March 4, 2022. Copyright 2022 Carl Zimmer.