With the vaccines now being administered at sites around the US, it is important to address misinformation surrounding the effort.
Feb. 18, 2021 • ~10 min
The stench was once thought to originate from plants, but scientists have now pin-pointed its true origin.
Jan. 28, 2021 • ~5 min
Most scientific discoveries these days aren't easily ascribed to a single researcher. CRISPR is no different – and ongoing patent fights underscore how messy research can be.
Oct. 7, 2020 • ~9 min
The COVID-19 virus can spread through the air – here's what it'll take to detect the airborne particles
Miniaturized laboratory equipment is making it easier to identify airborne pathogens in the field, but there's still work ahead to be able to instantly determine if a room is safe or contaminated.
Aug. 14, 2020 • ~9 min
Sexism pushed Rosalind Franklin toward the scientific sidelines during her short life, but her work still shines on her 100th birthday
Franklin was born a century ago, and her X-ray crystallography work crucially contributed to determining the structure of DNA.
July 20, 2020 • ~8 min
Genetic information that could help finger the next infectious threat is stored in museums around the world.
June 24, 2020 • ~9 min
Vaccine development is usually a long process. The coronavirus pandemic is forcing researchers to innovate and test potential vaccines faster than ever before.
May 8, 2020 • ~10 min
If we are not careful, the coronavirus pandemic could lead to a rise in xenophobic attitudes.
April 2, 2020 • ~16 min
Under pressure to develop a coronavirus vaccine, researchers have turned to protein synthesis, genetics and hybrid viruses. It is likely a mix of these approaches will be used to fight the coronavirus.
March 26, 2020 • ~10 min
It might protect thousands of people.
March 17, 2020 • ~5 min