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.
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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.
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Listen to a discussion about an overlooked pandemic phenomenon, and read about how we catch multiple viruses simultaneously.
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Many people don't realize they have genetic mutations that make them immunocompromised.
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The world needs way more vaccines. This group in Germany has a prototype to help make that possible.
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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.
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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.
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