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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…

Tiny Blobs of Brain Cells Could Reveal How Your Mind Differs from a Neanderthal’s

In recent years, scientists have figured out how to grow blobs of hundreds of thousands of live human neurons that look…

Drugmakers Look for New Ways to Test Covid-19 Vaccines

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As more Covid-19 vaccines become available in the U.S., it is getting tougher to run large clinical trials to test a new…

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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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