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Viewpoint: Creating a COVID vaccine may turn out to be the easiest part. Logistics pose a global nightmare

Governments deserve credit for supporting [COVID vaccine] advances through public subsidies. But that was always going to be the easy ...
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Super fit and unafraid of COVID? Think again, as lingering symptoms often debilitate the healthiest

Like many healthy people, [57-year-old Brendan Delaney] figured his symptoms, a mild fever and a cough, would pass soon enough ...
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World’s first nasal COVID vaccine in Phase 3 testing in China

Intranasal spray has previously been developed as a vaccine for the flu and is recommended for use among children and adults who ...
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Vindication? As global coronavirus hot spots surge, Sweden’s case load plunges

Sweden’s latest Covid-19 figures suggest it’s rapidly bringing the virus under control. “That Sweden has come down to these levels ...
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China’s latest outbreak sparks concerns over dangerous coronavirus mutations

Chinese doctors are seeing the coronavirus manifest differently among patients in its new cluster of cases in the northeast region ...
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Surgically implanted chips could boost memory for people with traumatic brain injuries

Over the past five years, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) has invested $77 million to develop devices ...
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These drugs could replace chemotherapy with fewer ‘disruptive side effects’

A class of drugs is emerging that can attack cancer cells in the body without damaging surrounding healthy ones. They ...
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Why having a risky genetic mutation isn’t necessarily doom and gloom

Most people think carrying a gene variant associated with a disease means automatically getting that disease, according to Sekar Kathiresan, ...
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Gene therapy could be revolutionary—if we can figure out how to pay for it

Dozens of revolutionary gene therapies that mend faulty strands of DNA are on their way, bringing the power to eliminate ...
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Why it was no surprise that controversial CRISPR babies happened in China

The headline-making births last November of the world’s first gene-edited babies (twin girls) was unsurprising in one way: The scientist ...
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23andMe and weight loss: Can consumer DNA-testing company deliver?

Consumer DNA-testing giant 23andMe Inc. plans to add new wellness offerings it hopes will help its customers shed a few pounds, but ...
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Asians finally have drugs ‘perfectly tailored’ to their genetics

For decades, much of the pipeline of medical innovation has flowed from West to East. Now a string of companies ...
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CRISPR co-creator Jennifer Doudna: Clinical human gene editing 5 to 10 years away

A pioneer of the Crispr gene-editing technology that’s taken Wall Street by storm says the field is probably five to 10 years ...
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Gary Hirshberg’s Stonyfield faces hypocrisy backlash over misleading labels

Glass house alert: Stonyfield's yogurts are filled with unknown and unlabeled chemicals. Shouldn't you "just label it", Gary? ...