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Amyris at COP26: Sustainability on a Molecular Level

This company synthesizes engineering, design, and biology to make abundant that which is scarce in nature. Its chief sustainability officer explains how environmental responsibility is built into its DNA.   More

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Scientists ID Genetic Risk Factors For Suicide

While any suicide attempt is triggered by a complex array of factors, new studies indicate that genetic variants contribute to a person’s risk. That could pave the way for new treatments or diagnostic tests.   More

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Genetic Tests Won’t Predict Your COVID-19 Risk

Tests that claim to predict someone’s susceptibility to COVID-19 based on genetic data don’t work, researchers found. That’s partly because there is as yet no scientific consensus on what constitutes genetic risk.   More

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Uber-Inspired Software Flags COVID-19 Variants Before They Explode

Until now there was no way to predict the most transmissible variants, or to guide policy as new strains emerged. Now software from ride hailing can analyze the genome of variants with precision.   More

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Lessons from the Pandemic: Technology Disrupting (and Improving) Chinese Healthcare

Digital technology, unexpected partnerships and an integrated closed-loop system will lead to care that’s faster, less expensive, and more accessible. Here’s how China is improving healthcare.   More

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The Third Dose: What You Need to Know

Wondering if you’ll need a COVID-19 booster shot? You’re not alone. Here are some answers to common questions about who needs a third dose, when, and why.   More

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Can We Rescue Anti-Vax Victims?

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Combatting vaccine hesitancy begins by rooting out disinformation campaigns and understanding how to speak to people who don’t trust science.   More

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Is Recruiting Teenage Influencers to Promote Vaccines a Good Idea?

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As a teen in high school myself, I can say with confidence that people like me probably shouldn’t be entrusted to inform the masses during a global pandemic.   More

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Vaccine Myths, Debunked

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From the start, the pandemic has been accompanied by an epidemic of misinformation and misconceptions. We tackle the latest myths (though not the idiotic ones).   More

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The Variant Onslaught: What You Need to Know

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A Techonomy primer on where variants come from, what makes them dangerous, and how to prevent them.   More

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COVID-19 Marched Across U.S. Earlier Than We Knew, Scientists Say

A new study from NIH-supported researchers finds that the SARS-CoV-2 virus was likely circulating in some states as early as December 2019.   More

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mRNA Vaccines Protect Us from COVID-19. What Else Could They Do?

Now that COVID-19 proved the value of this new kind of vaccine, what other previously intractable diseases might be conquered with it?   More

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New Report: Genomics Drives Economic Growth

The field of human genomics has risen from inauspicious beginnings to become an economic powerhouse, and continues to increase our understanding of human health and how to cure diseases.   More

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Can Augmented Intelligence Help Save the Planet?

Only through global collaboration can we turn back the clock on climate change. A combination of human expertise and AI could get us there.   More

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‘An Infection Anywhere Is Potentially an Infection Everywhere’: Preparing for the Next Pandemic

Experts are already distilling lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic to inform our response to future outbreaks.   More

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6 Things You Don’t Know About Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine

For starters, it was one of four mRNA candidates. Check out this behind-the-scenes look at how Pfizer and BioNTech developed one of the world’s most effective vaccines for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.   More

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Tech and Innovation Offer Promise for the World’s Most Water-Challenged Regions

Many water sources are drying up, becoming more polluted, or both. Water-intensive industry, agriculture, and energy generation are growing to meet the needs of an ever-expanding population, resulting in further water scarcity and stress. What can we do to solve water?   More

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This ‘Covidgilante’ Says Vaccines Work on ‘Scariants’

Cardiologist, genomics expert, and digital healthcare advocate Dr. Eric Topol is obsessed with Covid and a major force in the U.S. response. He explains his optimism at next week’s conference.   More

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You’re Vaccinated — Now What?

Confused about what precautions are needed after getting the COVID-19 vaccine? You’re not alone. Here’s the latest expert advice.   More

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Preprints: How Science Moved So Fast During COVID-19

A quiet revolution in how scientists report their discoveries greased the skids for the super-fast progress we’ve seen in the pandemic.   More