Pop-Up Coronavirus Labs and a 5-Minute Test Take Aim at the Testing Void Two and a half months after the first confirmed novel coronavirus case in the US, the virus has invaded the country’s east and west coasts and is …

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A Coronavirus Vaccine Could Be the First That Outwits Nature It’s been grim news all around for COVID-19. Italy’s skyrocketing death toll has now risen above China’s. Countries are shutting borders. Massive cities in the US have ordered “shelter-in-place” to …

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Scientists Engineered Neurons to Make Electrically Conductive Materials Electricity plays a surprisingly powerful role in our bodies. While most people are aware that it plays a crucial role in carrying signals to and from our nerves, our bodies produce electric …

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DeepMind’s Protein Folding AI Is Going After Coronavirus In late December last year, Dr. Li Wenliang began warning officials about a novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China, but was silenced by the police before tragically succumbing to the disease two months …

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To Turbocharge Anti-Aging Treatment, Just Add… a Protein Found in Fruit Flies? The hunt for the elixir of life is such a universal mythological trope that to talk about it in the context of science seems almost ridiculous. But breakthroughs …

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Huge $161 Million Investment Means Meat Without the Animal Is Here In 1931, Winston Churchill made a bold prediction: “We shall escape the absurdity of growing a whole chicken in order to eat the breast or wing, by growing these …

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$100 Genome Sequencing Will Yield a Treasure Trove of Genetic Data—and Maybe a Dystopian Nightmare What would the implications be if decoding your genes cost less than a pair of designer jeans? We might soon find out after a Chinese …

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Gene Therapy Is Successfully Treating a Common Form of Inherited Blindness K.L. always knew he might be completely blind before reaching adulthood. Even as a child he realized something was wrong with his eyes. Although he could see enough to …

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