COVID-19 Research Biased Toward Only a Handful of Genes
COVID-19 Research Biased Toward Only a Handful of Genes
Thomas Stoeger of Northwestern University has previously studied scientists’ limited focus on certain genes. In a new study, he shows how these same behaviors extend into the science of COVID-19.
COVID-19 Research Biased Toward Only a Handful of Genes
COVID-19 Research Biased Toward Only a Handful of Genes

Thomas Stoeger of Northwestern University has previously studied scientists’ limited focus on certain genes. In a new study, he shows how these same behaviors extend into the science of COVID-19.

Thomas Stoeger of Northwestern University has previously studied scientists’ limited focus on certain genes. In a new study, he shows how these same behaviors extend into the science of COVID-19.

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