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Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare The Pandemic

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

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare Innovation The Pandemic

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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Robin’s Rules of Order: New Models for the Workplace

Right now, companies are fumbling. It’s time to apply a new set of metrics to how work is measured, how it’s compensated, and how much of it can be done remotely.   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

Bio & Life Sciences Government Opinion The Pandemic

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

Energy & Green Tech Sustainable Development Goals The Pandemic

Summer 2021: Are We Going Up or Down?

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We're creeping back, but are things getting better or worse? From climate emergencies to simple everyday tasks, confusion and overwhelm abound.   More

Healthcare Innovation The Pandemic

Neither Honor System nor Vaccine Passports – We Need a Third Way

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If we really want our economy back at full throttle and public life humming again, we need an easy way to prove we’re unlikely to get each other sick. So, how can we trust that maskless strangers have in fact been vaccinated? There's an app for that.   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

Jobs The Future of Work The Pandemic

Workers Unite

Now that they’ve tasted the sweet cheese of working from home, the rat race has less appeal.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare The Pandemic

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

Media & Marketing Tech & Society The Pandemic

An Ode to the Business Card

The death of the business card may be inevitable. But it has an awful lot of cultural, historical, business, and even creative significance.   More

Jobs Learning The Pandemic

Talent Exodus: Massive Job Churn Is on the Horizon

Business faces radically altered employee needs as the pandemic wanes. Anybody who deals with people, especially talented tech workers, must act differently now. Here are three ways managers can prepare for churn.   More

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How Tech Innovation Fueled Johnson & Johnson’s Pandemic Response

CIO Jim Swanson on how the healthcare giant applied technology with empathy to advance human health and equality.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare The Pandemic

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

E-Commerce Media & Marketing The Pandemic

Beauty Goes Digital–Offline and On

Despite face masks, beauty products sold beautifully during the pandemic. And the industry furthered its pivot to digital, not only online but in stores. Virtual lipstick try-on, anyone?   More

Food Innovation Tech & Society The Pandemic

How Cold and Impersonal Should Grocery Shopping Get?

Tech companies are moving quickly towards grab and go shopping. But as clerks disappear, do we really want to lose the human touch as we do our rounds?   More

Community Insights Innovation The Pandemic

What Flavored Water Can Teach Us About Innovation and the Future of Retail

Hint founder Kara Goldin on how the company navigated the pandemic by doubling down on a direct to consumer model.   More