Harvard expert says coronavirus likely now ‘gathering steam’

Harvard’s Marc Lipsitch said evidence indicates that the international cordon keeping coronavirus cases bottled up in China is a leaky one, and it’s likely that the relative handful of global cases reported so far are undercounted. If true, that will lead to widespread illness internationally, including in the U.S.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Feb. 11, 2020 ~12 min

Tags:  coronavirus  china  epidemic  basic-research  health-medicine  alvin-powell  harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health  flu  quarantine  marc-lipsitch  sars  vaccine  wuhan

Researchers can program a CRISPR enzyme to kill viruses in human cells

Researchers have turned a CRISPR enzyme into an antiviral that can be programmed to detect and destroy RNA-based viruses in human cells.

Karen Zusi • harvard
Oct. 10, 2019 ~5 min

Tags:  science-technology  crispr  ebola  rna  virus  broad-institute-of-mit-and-harvard  carver  cas13-enzyme  cas13-assisted-restriction-of-viral-expression-and-readout  flu  rna-based-viruses  sherlock  zika

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