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Like almost everything with COVID, the scientific debate over the virus’s origins has become politically toxic

Like almost everything with COVID, the scientific debate over the virus’s origins has become politically toxic

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Scientists often disagree with each other - that is part of the scientific process... But the "lab leak v natural spillover" ...
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Why COVID-19 won’t be our last pandemic: We’ve created a ‘perfect storm’ for wildlife disease spillover

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[Researchers] have now developed a pattern-recognition system to predict which wildlife diseases pose most risk to humans. [Editor's note: Health ...
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Tracking down the missing link in the coronavirus transmission chain

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It was a matter of "when not if" an animal passed the coronavirus from wild bats to humans, scientists say ...
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‘Moonshot for biology’: Inside the quest to sequence all life on earth

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A mission to sequence the genome of every known animal, plant, fungus and protozoan - a group of single-celled organisms ...
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Golden eagle genome gives conservation effort a ‘blueprint for life’

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British scientists have made a breakthrough that could help safeguard the future of one of the world's most admired birds ...
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The genetics behind malaria’s evolution into a deadly global killer

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The secrets of how malaria became a human-killer have been revealed by a genetic study. The work, led by researchers ...
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Stop blaming rats for the Black Death—humans may have spread the plague

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Rats were not to blame for the spread of plague during the Black Death, according to a study. The rodents and ...
Battle developing over GM insects poised to fight olive pests

Battle developing over GM insects poised to fight olive pests

BBC | 
Scientists are developing GM insects to combat diseases and pests, but face opposition from anti-biotech organizations. If a field trial ...
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