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Video: Can drugs be made for viruses that do not exist yet?

William Poor | 
[N]ovel coronaviruses seem to be making successful jumps to humans very roughly once per decade — and there’s no reason to think they’ll ...
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With a COVID-19 vaccine only a distant possibility, a HIV containment-like strategy could be best option

Nicole Wetsman | 
Though many people are pinning their hopes on a COVID-19 vaccine, another option is available: preventive treatment. At a Senate ...
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Viewpoint: Here’s what a win against the coronavirus looks like. It’s not pretty

Mary Beth Griggs | 
If you’ve been marking the pandemic by the pileup of cautious reopenings and rescheduled events, you might think that an ...
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Searching for ‘animal zero’ and the origins of the coronavirus outbreak

The COVID-19 pandemic that’s currently ravaging the world started with a simple virus in an animal. Viruses like this, which ...
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Pandemic path: Tracking the spread of the coronavirus through its genetic mutations

Nicole Wetsman | 
As the coronavirus spreads around the globe, it has mutated in tiny, subtle ways. Those mutations aren’t cause for concern, ...
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Inoculating yourself against coronavirus conspiracy theories

John Cook, Justine Calma | 
To understand why there’s so much misinformation out there — for example, that the virus was purposely created in a ...
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How long are you infectious? COVID-19 patients struggle to find an answer

Nicole Wetsman | 
Reyhan Harmanci is feeling better. After cycling through an illness she thinks was COVID-19, with headache, fever, and nausea, her ...
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Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones ordered to stop hawking bogus coronavirus cures

Jon Porter | 
New York attorney general Letitia James has ordered radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to stop claiming that InfoWars’ ...
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Video: Why labs are printing synthetic copies of the coronavirus genome

Nicole Wetsman | 
Advancements in genetic technology are making it easier, faster, and less expensive for public health experts to understand how the ...
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Why consumers are losing interest in genetic testing

Nicole Wetsman | 
At-home DNA testing companies 23andMe and Ancestry each laid off about 100 employees over the past month, cutting around 14 and 6 percent of ...
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There’s a potential threat from cancer-spotting AI: overdiagnosis

James Vincent | 
These days, it might seem like algorithms are out-diagnosing doctors at every turn, identifying dangerous lesions and dodgy moles with ...
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Plant-based meat competition heats up as GMO Impossible Burger makes grocery store debut

Jon Porter | 
The Impossible Burger, a meat-free burger that’s previously only been available in restaurants, will be available to buy in grocery ...
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Video: Even if you’ve never taken a DNA test ‘your genetic privacy might already be compromised’

Rachel Becker, William Poor | 
The rise of direct-to-consumer DNA tests comes with a host of thorny problems, including how to interpret the data and major questions about genetic privacy ...
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Why it’s probably not the stress that’s shrinking your brain

Rachel Becker | 
A new study shows that people with higher levels of the “stress hormone” tend to have smaller brains — but ...
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Deep learning: When artificial and human intelligence come together

Angela Chen, Terrence Sejnkowski | 
[Computational neuroscientist Terrence] Sejnowski, a pioneer in the study of learning algorithms, is the author of The Deep Learning Revolution (out next ...
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Are we close to gene therapy in the womb?

Angela Chen, Arthur Caplan | 
[Recently] scientists reported that they were able to treat a serious genetic disorder in the womb — in mice. It sounds like ...
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Lab-grown meat debate stirs ethical questions about the future of food and synthetic biology

Angela Chen | 
More than a century ago, dairy farmers sounded the alarm on margarine, insisting that it wasn’t really butter, and it therefore ...
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Delving into the real danger of artificial intelligence

Casey Newton, Maran Nelson | 
CEOs of artificial intelligence companies usually seek to minimize the threats posed by AI, rather than play them up. But ...
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Why would hackers want your DNA?

Angela Chen | 
DNA testing service MyHeritage [recently] revealed that hackers had breached 92 million of its accounts. Though the hackers only accessed encrypted ...
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