Scientists want to make a more inclusive 'reference genome' for humanity, but some people are not ready to sign on.
From a tape-based approach that speeds up results to solar-powered devices, testing for viruses is about to become radically different.
PCR, rapid antigen tests and antibody tests have made headlines, but there's a different method to spot infections, and it might detect them earlier.
Listen to a discussion about an overlooked pandemic phenomenon, and read about how we catch multiple viruses simultaneously.
Many people don't realize they have genetic mutations that make them immunocompromised.
The world needs way more vaccines. This group in Germany has a prototype to help make that possible.
Catch up on the special episode of Science Friday I guest-hosted, and also my first non-Covid article in a year.
Scientists have found strong similarities between a fatal tampon-related condition and the molecular hallmarks of a complication of the coronavirus.
Countries around the world have recently issued guidelines on mix-and-match Covid shots, but the idea of combining vaccinations goes back to the 1980s.
New PCR tests now look simultaneously for multiple viruses—including influenza and the coronavirus.
Scientists have a better picture about why these rare blood abnormalities might arise—but they don't yet have a consensus.
The virus is a master of swapping its genes to mutate. But this could be its Achilles' heel.