Bio + Life Sciences

Could Nasal Vaccines Help Prevent Covid?

Pairing injected Covid vaccines with a nasal one might offer a path out of the pandemic by inducing immune protection and, importantly, blocking transmission of the virus.

Treating Rare Diseases at Birth and Before: Dr. Phil Reilly

In his latest book, clinical geneticist and biotech entrepreneur Dr. Phil Reilly chronicles centuries of medical progress that have contributed to recent breakthroughs in rare disease medicines, diagnostics, and clinical care. He says we're just...

‘Soil Isn’t Forever’: Biodiversity Needs Protection Below the Ground

We know more than ever about the abundance of life in the soil. Now we have to step up to save it.

Covid Changed the Game in Disease Detection

From wearables to wastewater, the Covid pandemic has spurred important innovations in how we detect infectious disease. The benefits will likely be felt for years.

It’s Time to Scale Up Regenerative Farming

Regenerative agriculture has the potential to transform lives and diets. The Cellular Economy has the potential to transform society. Let's find ways to fund them to make the global food system and economy more sustainable.

Molecular Signatures Are Redefining Cancer Treatment

New studies demonstrate that treating cancer based on its molecular vulnerabilities, rather than where it originated, could translate to better outcomes for patients

Report: Better Science Education Could Combat Misinformation

Researchers contend that training students to think like scientists will better equip people to judge the accuracy of scientific claims — and help address the growing threat of disinformation.

To Fight the Climate Crisis, We Have to Listen to Nature

Bioacoustics is shaping the future of conservation, but what is the cross-disciplinary science? A climate columnist explains.

Doctors Finally Care About Your Home DNA Results

After years of dismissing direct-to-consumer genetic tests, some healthcare professionals are now seeking guidelines for how to incorporate this data into patient care.

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