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A Coronavirus Epidemic Hit 20,000 Years Ago, New Study Finds

Researchers have found evidence that a coronavirus epidemic swept East Asia some 20,000 years ago and was devastating enough…

Scientist Finds Early Virus Sequences That Had Been Mysteriously Deleted

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About a year ago, genetic sequences from more than 200 virus samples from early cases of Covid-19 in Wuhan disappeared from…

CRISPR diagnostics

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Although clinical diagnostics take many forms, nucleic acid–based testing has become the gold standard for sensitive detection…

Send for the orphans: how the smallpox vaccine crossed the globe

The headlines are familiar. The availability of new vaccines to combat a deadly disease has prompted a global effort to…

Researchers Are Hatching a Low-Cost Coronavirus Vaccine

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A new vaccine for Covid-19 that is entering clinical trials in Brazil, Mexico, Thailand and Vietnam could change…

Covid-19 vaccines have alerted the world to the power of RNA therapies

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Molecular biology is not a popularity contest. But if it were, it would be a partisan one. The evolutionary biologists…

Testing and tracing could have worked better against covid-19

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The first outbreak of a novel disease is the opening scene of a whodunnit. In 1976, when more than two dozen members…

The US Has a Covid 'Scariants' Problem. Here's How to Fix It

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LATE LAST YEAR, while the US was plunged into its worst days of the pandemic, new, more insidious versions of…

Scientists Are Trying to Spot New Viruses Before They Cause Pandemics

Back in the summer, Dr. Michael Mina made a deal with a cold storage company. With many of its restaurant clients closed…

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CRISPR diagnostics

,
Although clinical diagnostics take many forms, nucleic acid–based testing has become the gold standard for sensitive detection…

Send for the orphans: how the smallpox vaccine crossed the globe

The headlines are familiar. The availability of new vaccines to combat a deadly disease has prompted a global effort to…

Covid-19 vaccines have alerted the world to the power of RNA therapies

,
Molecular biology is not a popularity contest. But if it were, it would be a partisan one. The evolutionary biologists…

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