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Why Americans Hate Contact Tracing

Americans are about as likely to report they’ve had Covid-19 and turn over their contacts as they are to report they’ve got head lice or STDs.   More

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Broaden Your View of Biology– It Could Soon Drive $4 Trillion in Value

A new report on the “bio revolution” finds that bio-based production of goods will have major economic impact over the next 20 years, and help combat climate change.   More

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Genetic Counselors Embrace Tech to Help More Patients

To meet demand for interpretation of genetic tests, counselors are turning to chatbots, telemedicine, and more. A new grant opportunity from the NIH is another major boost.   More

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Now Every Doctor’s a “Teledoc” But What’s Next?

Before the pandemic less than 10% of the American population had tried telehealth services. Most of us felt telehealth generally wasn’t much more than a doctor-directed self examination.  “Where does it hurt?  Do you have a fever? ”  A typical session via companies like Teladoc, Amwell or HealthTap took 15 minutes and cost something like […]   More

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As We Wait For a Vaccine, Scientists Eye Antibodies

Antibody-based therapies may pave the way out of pandemic lockdown regardless of how soon a vaccine is available. ‘The science has been really blazing fast,’ says one expert.   More

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Antibody Tests Could Release Us from Lockdown (But Don’t Expect Immunity Passports)

Antibody testing for COVID-19 is touted as the path to pulling countries out of lockdown, but results so far have been unreliable. A public health expert explains how we can improve test accuracy, how tests should be used, and whether immunity certificates are in our future.   More

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Next Time, Genomics Could Help Develop Vaccines Beforehand

If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that early detection and early action are vital, and that vaccines are what we need most. That’s why we should roll out pathogen surveillance programs based on genome sequencing tools.   More

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A New Kind of COVID-19 Test Could Get Health Workers Back in Action

Another sort of test is possible. By looking at who’s already had COVID-19, rather than who has it now, we could help healthcare workers stay on the job.   More

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On the Front Lines of Developing a Coronavirus Test

A doctor and researcher explains some of the reasons the U.S. has lagged in developing a COVID-19 test.   More

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Reverse Aging? Scientists Find Early Hints of This Holy Grail

It could be a major breakthrough. Harvard scientists have a new theory about aging — and some incredibly-encouraging thoughts about how to reverse it. A keen-eyed mouse suggests it may really be possible.   More

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Coronavirus is Here. Let’s Prepare for the Next Viral Outbreak.

Given the costs of epidemics, stable, strategic investments in organizations and activities dedicated to outbreak preparedness, prevention, mitigation and response are critical.   More

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Tech and Inclusivity Will Change Medicine. Here’s How.

Experts say mainstream medicine will be transformed in the coming years by increasingly diverse research studies, new molecular technologies, innovative approaches to treatment, and more.   More

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The Co-Evolution of Humans, Machines and Healthcare

We’re prepared to use technology in ways we can't conceptualize, or believe in our wildest dreams, we could use. Medical technology isn’t exempt.   More

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Why Studying Poop Promotes Public Health

Analyzing DNA in a community’s sewage could deliver important insights into the rise of antibiotic-resistance and drug-resistance by disease-causing germs.   More

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Should Your Genetic Data be Used Against You?

Federal protections against genetic discrimination left major loopholes. Florida is advancing a bill to offer stronger protections, so citizens can't have their genetic data used against them.   More

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Beyond the Genome: What’s Next in Clinical Testing

Genomic analysis may still be thought cutting-edge by most people and doctors. But scientists have moved beyond querying DNA to understand a range of new health data about us.   More

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Rapid DNA Testing Will Improve Victim Identification

Innovative DNA technology is changing how federal agencies identify victims of mass casualty events and fight human trafficking. Already, the technology has been used in the recent California wildfires.   More

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For a Clear Read on Our Health, Look to Proteomics

Genomics is often touted for its potential to improve healthcare, but there’s another emerging field that’s more likely to have a positive impact on patients’ lives: proteomics. Here are some key things to know.   More

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A New Climate Change Threat: Fungal Killers

There are more than 6 million species of fungi, but just a handful are known to be pathogenic to humans. Nevertheless, one expert says fungi may be world's biggest health threat.   More

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As Gene Editing Advances, Scientists Race to Set Boundaries

Around the world, leading scientific organizations are moving quickly to implement new guidelines to govern the use of gene editing.   More