Aussie virologist says he panicked after sharing SARS-CoV-2 code

'I thought: 'Oh God, what have I done?',' says Professor Edward Holmes who's been named NSW Scientist of the Year

Sydney virologist Professor Edward Holmes, who's been celebrated for sharing the genomic code of SARS-CoV-2 with the world, has revealed how the snap decision to publish may have gone disastrously wrong.

Professor Edward Holmes.

A global authority on viruses, Professor Holmes of the University of Sydney has been named the NSW Scientist of the Year for his work on emerging viruses, including SARS-CoV-2.

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