science

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.

These Times Demand a Complete Mind

Do we have a complete mind and the mindset to manage through these turbulent times and reimagine the future? The key may be in the STEAM education movement and the importance of the arts.

Science Association Chief Very Worried about COVID’s Impact on Research

The president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science says the pandemic’s toll on non-COVID science is ‘a huge hit.’. Many research studies shut down midway, possibly turning results into a total loss.

How America’s Low Science Literacy Fueled the COVID Crisis

Americans have an uneasy relationship with science, and it’s influenced our sorry response to the COVID-19 pandemic. What could we do to improve the situation?

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...

The Next ‘Endless Frontier’ of Science Research

Much of the framework for America’s scientific prowess was built on a 75-year-old report. In this piece, an academic outlines some specific things that must be done to strengthen the nation’s place as an innovation...

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.

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.

Why We Need to Learn the Language of DNA

Even super smart people don’t really understand genetics. To solve the problem, experts must do one key thing: translate technical concepts into simple terms.

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