Articles written specifically for the GLP or the articles that are reposted from other sources (sometimes in modified form) with permission list the source as Genetic Literacy Project. Excerpted articles list the original media outlet as the source. Excerpts are posted under guidelines for Fair Use and Creative Commons for educational nonprofits (501c3). The GLP’s Fair Use policy for posting excerpts and using images is explained here.
Pfizer COVID trial patient calls vaccine ‘miracle from the biotech revolution’

Pfizer COVID trial patient calls vaccine ‘miracle from the biotech revolution’

Walter Isaacson | 
It was early August, and I had enlisted in the clinical trial for the vaccine that has just reported very ...
Why COVID kills more men than women

Why COVID kills more men than women

Ben Guarino | 
For every 10 women claimed by [COVID] in the United States, 12 men have died, found an analysis by Global Health 50/50, ...
Can AI save us from COVID-19? ‘If the virus had hit 20 years ago, the world might have been doomed’

Can AI save us from COVID-19? ‘If the virus had hit 20 years ago, the world might have been doomed’

Ariana Eunjung Cha | 
Millions of gigabytes of data — the equivalent of a modest library — are being generated by the pandemic each ...
Sewage tests can predict where the next COVID surge might arise

Sewage tests can predict where the next COVID surge might arise

Miriam Berger | 
Across the United States, scientists have been analyzing sewage water to determine how intense [COVID] outbreaks might be, given limits on testing, ...
conspiracy

The lure of conspiracy theories and how to protect yourself

Angela Haupt | 
[I]n the same way that our immune system can leave us more vulnerable to pathogens, our emotional state can make ...
There is water on the moon!

There is water on the moon!

Ben Guarino, Joel Achenbach | 
[New] research confirms long-standing theories about the existence of lunar water that could someday enable astronauts to live there for extended periods ...
Washington Post 3-part documentary series explores decades of White House preparation preceding the Trump Administration’s failed pandemic response

Washington Post 3-part documentary series explores decades of White House preparation preceding the Trump Administration’s failed pandemic response

In a three-part documentary, The Washington Post explores why the Trump administration failed to contain the coronavirus pandemic, despite decades of preparation ...
file m evi

How American COVID misinformation energized the global anti-vaccine conspiracy movement

Emily Rauhala | 
The coronavirus crisis is energizing America’s anti-vaccine movement and expanding its reach. Even as countries and companies race to develop a safe ...
impossible burger vs beyond burger

Plant-based meats can be labeled ‘burgers’ in Europe, encouraging consumers to eat fewer animal products

Miriam Berger | 
Veggie burger enthusiasts can rejoice after the European Parliament on [October 23] rejected a measure to ban use of the ...
large blur d bc eaffbbeb fa ca

A COVID tale of two universities: This historically Black Alabama college got its opening right; their mostly White neighbor flubbed it

Maria Sacchetti | 
[The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa and Birmingham campuses] were supposed to have the same clean slate when classes resumed amid ...
It turns out seniors are both more vulnerable to COVID and can handle quarantines better

It turns out seniors are both more vulnerable to COVID and can handle quarantines better

Ellyn Lem | 
Stories abound of many older Americans handling the pandemic with the kind of resilience and aplomb my mother showed... My ...
flu epidemic cots

World War I now linked to 5-year frigid period that likely intensified Spanish flu that infected one-third of the world

Erin Blakemore | 
During the [1918] influenza pandemic, about one-third of the world was infected and at least 50 million died. But why was the ...
after three decades…i found my birth parents x

COVID spikes surge in search for birth parents and disconnected relatives

Lisa Selin Davis | 
[Krystal] Myers, 34, grew up in Freeport, Long Island with her mother, and still lives near there. When she was ...
colon

A cup of coffee a day keeps colorectal cancer away

Linda Searing | 
Drinking one to four or more cups of coffee a day may help people with advanced colorectal cancer live longer ...
usda beef

Video: Breaking the COVID genetic code: How genetic data revealed a secret coronavirus outbreak

The coronavirus mutates as it moves through its victims. Infectious particles swabbed from a patient’s nose carry small but distinctive differences ...
f c d c c dfe

With concerns rising that Trump was conspiring to end run FDA vaccine standards, White House reverses decision to block release after the agency ignored the president and published them anyway

Laurie McGinley | 
The White House on [October 6] approved tough new standards for coronavirus vaccines after weeks of delay, but only after the ...
whatarethepo

Chilling news from Italy’s COVID epicenter: 5 months after infection, half of survivors still suffer symptoms

Chico Harlan, Stefano Pitrelli | 
Six months ago, Bergamo was a startling warning sign of the virus’s fury, a city where sirens rang through the night and ...
imigm x yhvnq

Easy-to-administer single shot COVID vaccine from Johnson & Johnson in final phase testing

Carolyn Johnson | 
[An] experimental vaccine being developed by pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson is the fourth vaccine to enter the large, Phase 3 ...
imrs

Ostrich Paradox: How our inability to process risk is crippling responses to COVID

Lia Kvatum | 
The question is… Why do some take the threat of the virus more seriously than others? Your risk of contracting ...
putin vaccine jets x

Geopolitical COVID challenge: China and Russia providing not-fully-vetted vaccines, targeting the Middle East

Eva Dou, Isabelle Khurshudyan | 
China's Sinopharm announced [September 14] that it would provide emergency doses of one of its two trial vaccines to the ...
unnamed file

CDC guidance in turmoil over conflicting evidence whether COVID can be transmitted through the air over longer distances

Ben Guarino, Chris Mooney, Tim Elfrink | 
[On Monday, September 21,] the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention edited its Web page describing how the novel coronavirus spreads, ...
https://geneticliteracyproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/https-d-e-ek-ebabms-cloudfront-net-production-c-d-df-e-d-b-d-d-a-d-a--204x100.jpg

Poop detection is the latest ‘cutting-edge’ test to protect returning college students from COVID

Jaclyn Peiser | 
The [University of Arizona] is regularly screening the sewage from each dorm, searching for traces of the virus. On [September ...
vl urkr kx

Meet the scientists who research mosquitoes by feeding them their own blood

Elizabeth Landau | 
The colony was picky — it wouldn’t feed on anesthetized mice or drink from a container covered with a membrane ...
d cfd ca f c ec e fdd

Trump won’t join cooperative global effort to develop and distribute COVID vaccines because of his opposition to WHO

Emily Rauhala, Yasmeen Abutaleb | 
More than 170 countries are in talks to participate in the Covid-19 Vaccines Global Access (Covax) Facility, which aims to speed vaccine ...
d d c e ad dc cdba

Science checking Trump’s touted convalescent plasma COVID treatment

President Trump announced [August 23] that he had helped break through a regulatory “logjam” to grant emergency authorization of convalescent ...
l

Will schools maintain immunization requirements as vaccination rates plunge?

Nat Malkus | 
[E]ven as the coronavirus dominates concerns of parents and school leaders, the dwindling rates of routine childhood vaccinations are quietly ...
unnamed file

‘Like, wow’!: 3-D ultrasound images allow blind parents ‘glimpse’ at their newborn’s face

Debra Bruno | 
[S]ophisticated technology allows [blind parents] to “see” their little ones before they are born by creating a 3-D image to ...
fda stephen hahn coronavirus

FDA commissioner Stephen Hahn: ‘Decisions about approving vaccines will be based solely on good science’

Stephen Hahn | 
The framework in the United States to support a covid-19 vaccine is now in place. Testing is underway and manufacturing ...
glp menu logo outlined

Newsletter Subscription

* indicates required
Email Lists