COVID-19

Can CRISPR Solve Covid Testing?

Scientists are using elements of the gene editing technology to develop rapid, accurate tests for infectious diseases, including Covid-19.

Why Is Covid Testing So Hard to Scale?

With rapid tests failing to catch positive cases and PCR ones often taking a week or more to return results, diagnostic testing has been a disaster in the U.S. Why haven’t we ramped up to...

Where Will COVID Passports Take Flight?

The vision of a global system with standards for the sharing, storage, and verification of vaccination data has not materialized. But success in places like Singapore could help the world move towards a digitized healthcare...

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.

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.

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.

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.

How the Pandemic Set the Future of Food and e-commerce in Motion

Data, technology-driven segmentation, and speed of delivery will continue to determine success among the online food businesses

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.

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