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Podcast: Coronavirus ‘antidote’ from recovered patient blood? Did the virus escape from a lab? Anti-science activism causes needless harm

While political leaders and scientists speculate that coronavirus is beginning to loosen its grip on the world, hospitals are considering ...
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Was it a bat? A lab leak? A bioweapon? Virus hunters battle cornovarius origin speculation

A vacuum of knowledge about the origins of the new coronavirus ravaging the world has provided fertile ground for all ...
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Dark side of CRISPR: Rogue scientists could design something nastier than the coronavirus

When we’ve emerged on the other side of the pandemic, Covid-19 will someday make a good story. But I worry ...
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Conspiracy theorists suggest the coronavirus was engineered in a Chinese lab. The scientific consensus disagrees.

[O]n Fox News and social media, a dangerous conspiracy theory about the origin of the health crisis won’t die. There ...
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Pentagon DARPA program targeting crop losses could turn insects into ‘easily weaponized’ biological army, critics claim

The Pentagon is studying whether insects can be enlisted to combat crop loss during agricultural emergencies. The bugs would carry ...