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Could Skin Patches Be the Future of Covid Vaccines? | Smithsonian Magazine | Oct. 29, 2021
They might survive longer storage times and pose a better option for people afraid of needles.

How the Kidney of a Pig Might Offer Hope for Those in Need of Transplants | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Oct. 21, 2021
Pioneering research builds on groundwork laid in Pittsburgh.

States Are Toughening Up Privacy Laws for At-Home DNA Tests | WIRED | Oct. 21, 2021
California’s SB 41 is the latest to tighten regulations on the sensitive data collected by companies like 23andMe or Ancestry.

Everything to Know About Merck’s COVID Antiviral Pill | Fortune | Oct. 5, 2021 

Your questions about molnupiravir answered. 

The Intriguing Next Chapter for the Tech in Covid Vaccines | The Boston Globe | Oct. 1, 2021
Vaccine opponents often express fears about synthetic mRNA. Will future applications of the technology make those concerns fade away?

Neurograins’ Could be the Next Brain-Computer Interfaces | WIRED | Sept. 13, 2021
Dozens of microchips scattered over the cortical surface might allow researchers to listen in on thousands of neurons at the same time.

Could a Spritz in the Nose Stop Covid's Spread? | The Boston Globe | Aug. 26, 2021

Scientists are readying human trials of a nasal spray that might prove more effective than a shot in the arm.

How Big Science Failed to Unlock the Mysteries of the Human Brain | MIT Technology Review | Aug. 25, 2021

Large, expensive efforts to map the brain started a decade ago but have largely fallen short. It’s a good reminder of just how complex this organ is.

An investigational Drug Offers Hope to Patients with a Rare Neuromuscular Disease | Leaps.org | Aug. 26, 2021

A drug made from repurposed medicines may help individuals with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.

How Does Covid-19 Affect the Brain? A Troubling Picture Emerges. | National Geographic | Aug. 18, 2021
Researchers find that people who only suffered mild infections can be plagued with life-altering and sometimes debilitating cognitive deficits.

Six Important Things to Know About Breakthrough Infections | Smithsonian Magazine | Aug. 10, 2021

As the Delta variant likely drives more cases of Covid-19 in vaccinated individuals, experts weigh in with helpful information.

Scientists CRISPR Patients’ Own Immune Cells in Bid to Shrink Hard-to-Treat GI Tumors | STAT | June 15, 2021

Doctors at the University of Minnesota have so far treated two patients with the approach.

A Universal Coronavirus Vaccine to Prevent the Next Pandemic (podcast) | Scientific American | June 9, 2021

A pan-coronavirus vaccine could be “one vaccine to rule them all,” and so far it has shown strong results in mice, hamsters, monkeys, horses and even sharks.

An At-Home COVID Treatment Could Be Available by the End of 2021 | Fortune | May 7, 2021

An antiviral pill may be crucial to ending the pandemic. 

This Spit Test Promises to Tell Couples Their Risk of Passing on Common Diseases | MIT Technology Review | April 21, 2021
Orchid is offering polygenic risk scores for schizophrenia, diabetes, even cancer.  But is the consumer test for couples and their future children ahead of the science?

Experts Answer Eight Key Questions About Covid-19 Vaccine Reactions | Smithsonian Magazine | April 20, 2021
Medical professionals weigh in on why some individuals have different responses to the shots and offer advice on what to expect.

A Nasal Spray Vaccine Could Be Key to Stopping the Spread of Covid-19 | Medium Coronavirus Blog | March 19, 2021
It would provide a first-line defense against the virus.

Scientists Can Now Grow ‘Synthetic’ Early Human Embryos in a Dish | Future Human | March 17, 2021
The research reignites a debate over embryo research.

Covid-19 Variants Could Make Antibody Drugs Less Effective | Medium Coronavirus Blog | March 15, 2021 
One company is trying to get ahead of the mutating virus.

An Antiviral ‘Covid-19 Pill’ Shows Promise for Treating Infection | Medium Coronavirus Blog | March 11, 2021 
Everything you need to know about the experimental drug molnupiravir.

CRISPR Could Switch Off Chronic Pain Without Opioids | Future Human | March 10, 2021

A gene therapy injection eliminated pain in mice.

How to Make a Variant-Proof Vaccine | Medium Coronavirus Blog | March 1, 2021
T-cell vaccines involve a different kind of immune response.

The Search for One Vaccine to Rule Them All | Future Human | Feb. 22, 2021

Scientists are working on a ‘universal’ vaccine that could protect against a broad range of coronaviruses.

A Cloned Ferret Named Elizabeth Ann Could Help Save Her Species | Future Human | Feb. 23, 2021
She’s the first endangered North American species to be cloned.

‘Deleted’ DNA Data Just Reappeared on a Popular Database | Future Human | Jan. 22, 2021
The incident raises questions about how much control people have over their genetic data.

An Algorithm May Soon Help People Make Babies | Future Human | Jan. 14, 2021

Companies are developing embryo selection algorithms aimed at boosting the success of IVF.

A New Kind of Gene Editing Could Turn Back the Clock on a Rapid Aging DiseaseFuture Human | Jan. 12, 2021
Research in mice shows promise for treating progeria, a disease that causes rapid aging and early death.

No, Covid-19 Vaccines Won’t Change Your DNA | Medium Coronavirus Blog | Jan. 8, 2021

Here’s how they actually work.

The First Pig-to-Human Organ Transplants Could Happen This Year | Future Human | Jan. 5, 2021

United Therapeutics reveals its plans to perform the transplants in an exclusive interview with Future Human.