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Megan Molteni

'The Code Breaker' Is the Crispr Chronicle You Need to Read

Walter Isaacson’s account, out Tuesday, is a thrilling tale of scientific discovery. He talks about gene-editing tech—and...

The US Has a Covid 'Scariants' Problem. Here's How to Fix It

Researchers are racing to understand new versions of the coronavirus. But without scientific standards, too many mutants...

We Still Don’t Know How Well Covid Vaccines Stop Transmission

Two new studies are being hailed as proof that vaccinated people can doff masks and pod-hop worry-free....

As Coronavirus Variants Spread, the US Struggles to Keep Up

The nation is a sequencing superpower. But without a federal strategy or enough funding, scientists can’t coordinate...

We Need a Global Outbreak Investigation Team—Now

The WHO’s fact-finding mission into the origins of Covid-19 was limited and late. But there are models...

What Will it Take to Make Covid-19 Vaccines Variant-Proof?

As emerging mutations threaten the progress made against the pandemic, scientists and regulators are racing to figure...

Worrisome New Coronavirus Mutations Are Emerging. Why Now?

Across the globe, SARS-CoV-2 is evolving ways to evade the immune system and become more infectious. Blown...

A Year Ago I Asked: How Bad Could Covid Get? Now We Know

No one was calling it a pandemic yet, at least publicly. Then came more troubling evidence about...