Medical toolkit organisms and Covid-19

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The Covid-19 pandemic has intensified interest in animals with superior antiviral defences. I argue that the role of such animals in biomedical research contrasts with the role of disease models.

Original languageEnglish
Article number14
Pages (from-to)14
Number of pages4
JournalHistory and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 25 Jan 2021


  • Animals
  • COVID-19/epidemiology
  • Disease Models, Animal
  • Pandemics/prevention & control
  • SARS-CoV-2/physiology
  • Non-model organisms
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Disease models

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