A method for assembling the genome of viruses, which allows the creation of new pathogens without visible traces of laboratory intervention, was patented back in 2002. The technology belongs to Dr. Ralph Baric of the University of North Carolina.
The scientist called the technology described in the patent the “no-see-ums method” and claimed that it has “wide and largely underestimated applications in molecular biology.” We are talking about the imperceptible revision and reassembly of viral genomes. It is impossible to understand that a person interfered with the genome after using Dr. Ralph Baric’s technology.
Dr. Ralph Baric holds several patents. In 2002, his application for an invention entitled “Methods for producing recombinant coronavirus” (No. 7279327) was accepted. This patent describes a method for targeted modification of viruses of the families Coronaviridae (coronaviruses) and Arteriviridae.
“Currently, coronaviruses are preferred,” the patent says.
Also in the patent it is noted that the method allows you to “retarget” the coronavirus to any species of mammals. In addition, the document says:
“The insert can be made from any DNA and RNA, in particular from a non-coronavirus source.”
This enormously empowers those making targeted changes to the genome.
Later, in 2006, Dr. Ralph Barick registered a patent entitled “Compositions of coronaviruses with a recombination-resistant genome” (No. 7618802).
Thanks to the discoveries of Dr. Ralph Barick, the assembly of genomes can be done without any signs of human work. The scientist called it the no-see-ums method and claimed that it has “widespread and largely underestimated applications in molecular biology.” Dr. Ralph Barick named his method after invisible biting insects that can be found on the beaches of North Carolina. They are called no-see-ums (“invisible”) and are part of the group of blood-sucking small insects under the general name “gnus”.
The patent states that “although the present invention is primarily described in relation to a virus of transmissible gastroenteritis of pigs (caused by coronavirus), the invention can be implemented with any coronavirus, such as human respiratory coronavirus, porcine respiratory coronavirus, canine coronavirus, intestinal feline coronavirus, virus feline infectious peritonitis, rabbit coronavirus, mouse hepatitis virus” .
In 2015, Dr. Ralph Barik began collaborating with an eminent coronavirus expert, Shi Zhengli, from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
According to Intelligencer magazine , in 2015, Dr. Ralph Barik’s laboratory received $ 8.3 million from the National Institutes of Health, in 2016 – $ 10.5 million.
The presence of methods for the “seamless” introduction of inserts into the genomes of coronaviruses, as well as their purposeful assembly, does not mean that SARS-CoV-2 is of laboratory origin.
As you know, the most suspicious scientists consider the furin insert in the genome of the coronavirus, which consists of 12 nucleotides. Experts agree that this insert could not appear inside the SARS-CoV-2 genome either by duplication or by recombination with the genomes of the same virus. There is a completely different nucleotide composition.