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The novel coronavirus is a random murderer

Washington Post | 
Six months into a pandemic that has killed more than 400,000 people globally, scientists are still trying to understand the ...
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Infographic: How COVID-19 mutated to infect the world

Washington Post | 
A change in the virus was appearing again and again. This mutation, associated with outbreaks in Europe and New York, ...

COVID-19 evolving to be less deadly? Experts challenge Italian doctor’s claims

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Has the novel coronavirus in Italy changed in some significant way? That was the suggestion of a top doctor in ...
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The coronavirus isn’t mutating quickly. That could mean a one-time vaccination against it

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The coronavirus is not mutating significantly as it circulates through the human population, according to scientists who are closely studying ...
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US life expectancy edges upward as cancer death rate drops

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The number of fatal drug overdoses declined for the first time in 28 years, and U.S. life expectancy at birth ticked upward for the ...
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Pentagon DARPA program targeting crop losses could turn insects into ‘easily weaponized’ biological army, critics claim

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

Can’t remember what happened last night? How alcohol creates blackouts

Washington Post | 
The allegations of sexual assault against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh have a common element of binge drinking, and highlight the ...

Social science ‘reproducibility crisis’: Only 13 of 21 prestigious studies replicable

Washington Post | 
The “reproducibility crisis” in [social] science is erupting again. A research project attempted to replicate 21 social science experiments published between 2010 and ...
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Deadly breakthrough? Scientists revive cousin of smallpox virus that killed 1 billion people

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Scientists in Canada have used commercially available genetic material to piece together the extinct horsepox virus, a cousin of the ...
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National Academies report draws criticism from anti-GMO groups

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The panel . ...
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Gene editing’s biggest challenge: Figuring out what makes us human

Washington Post | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. People in pain write ...

Why people become skeptics of GMOs, vaccines and climate change

National Geographic | 
We live in an age when all manner of scientific knowledge—from the safety of fluoride and vaccines to the reality ...

Are genomically recoded organisms needed to keep GMOs on a leash?

Washington Post | 
Let’s talk about the latest news. Last week we reported on two papers in Nature describing breakthrough techniques in modifying ...