Scientists have sequenced the "code of life" of species from almost every branch of the bird family tree.
Nov. 11, 2020 • ~3 min
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Using "lab on a chip" technology, researchers have created a microlab half the size of a credit card that can detect COVID-19 in just 30 minutes.
Nov. 10, 2020 • ~6 min
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Recent studies using CRISPR to fast-track genetic studies into human disease genes appear flawed.
Nov. 10, 2020 • ~8 min
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Pathogens can make us sick. Just how sick depends on genetic variations, including ones that sabotage immune molecules called interferons. A better understanding could lead to new treatments for Covid-19 and other scourges.
Nov. 3, 2020 • ~13 min
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Immuneering uses bioinformatics to develop new medicines while also helping large pharmaceutical companies improve their treatments.
Oct. 26, 2020 • ~9 min
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What is HIPAA? 5 questions answered about the medical privacy law that protects Trump's test results and yours
A health law expert explains what the regulation does and doesn't protect.
Oct. 15, 2020 • ~7 min
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Study finds that compressing cells, and crowding their contents, can coax them to grow and divide.
Oct. 13, 2020 • ~7 min
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Modifications to chromosomes in “engram” neurons control the encoding and retrieval of memories.
Oct. 5, 2020 • ~7 min
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