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Deadly coronavirus comes in three variants, researchers find

Geneticists from Britain and Germany have mapped the evolutionary path of the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 and determined there are currently three versions of it spreading around the world.The discovery of how the variants were formed and then spread could help scientists to identify its source and explain why it is so contagious.The researchers analysed the first 160 complete viral genomes sequenced from human patients between December 24 and March 4, then reconstructed the early…

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Bat virus? Bioweapon? What the science says about Covid-19 origins

As the Covid-19 pandemic has infected its way through human populations around the globe, it has been followed by a web of speculation about where the new coronavirus actually came from.Some possibilities are scientific hypotheses based on genetic data while others borrow from dark conspiracy theories with little or no basis in fact.Laboratory researchers have established solid genetic links between the new coronavirus, known as Sars-CoV-2, and one found in a horseshoe bat in southeastern China…

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Coronavirus: why there’s no quick fix for a Covid-19 vaccine

For months, vaccinologist Sarah Gilbert has been in a race against time, working seven days a week to develop a vaccine for the coronavirus that causes the potentially lethal disease Covid-19.Gilbert and her fellow researchers at Oxford University face a myriad of technical challenges and potential complications in their quest to defeat the virus that has claimed 100,000 lives and crippled economies worldwide.Yet, one far more mundane obstacle overshadows them all: money.Gilbert, a professor at…

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Quest to Use CRISPR against Disease Gains Ground

As the first clinical trial results trickle in, researchers look ahead to more sophisticated medical applications for genome editing

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Marine life in the world’s oceans can recover to healthy levels by 2050, researchers say

Marine life in the world's oceans could recover to healthy levels in the next thirty years if decisive and urgent action is taken, an international review has found.

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Map Reveals Hidden U.S. Hotspots of Coronavirus Infection

By adjusting for population, researchers have identified rural areas in several states that could be disproportionally affected by COVID-19

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