First US Outbreak of COVID-19 Seeded in Mid-February: Preprint
First US Outbreak of COVID-19 Seeded in Mid-February: Preprint
A modeling study counters initial interpretations that the cluster began with someone who flew to Seattle in mid-January.
First US Outbreak of COVID-19 Seeded in Mid-February: Preprint
First US Outbreak of COVID-19 Seeded in Mid-February: Preprint

A modeling study counters initial interpretations that the cluster began with someone who flew to Seattle in mid-January.

A modeling study counters initial interpretations that the cluster began with someone who flew to Seattle in mid-January.

archeology, genetics & genomics, developmental biology, evolution
Alzheimer’s Gene Linked to Higher Risk of Severe COVID-19
Alzheimer’s Gene Linked to Higher Risk of Severe COVID-19
Jef Akst | May 26, 2020
Two copies of the APOE4 variant, which confers a higher risk of dementia, doubles the risk of severe symptoms as a result of infection with SARS-CoV-2, according to a study.
Environmental Factors Don’t Explain Rise in Autism Prevalence
Environmental Factors Don’t Explain Rise in Autism Prevalence
Peter Hess | May 22, 2020
A large twin study in Sweden finds genetics has a much larger influence on the odds of an autism diagnosis, and has remained consistent over time.
45,000-Year-Old Human Remains Found in Bulgarian Cave
45,000-Year-Old Human Remains Found in Bulgarian Cave
Jef Akst | May 12, 2020
A tooth and six bone fragments are the oldest confirmed Homo sapiens fossils in Europe.
Paul Marks, Past President of MSKCC, Dies
Paul Marks, Past President of MSKCC, Dies
Catherine Offord | May 8, 2020
A cancer researcher with a talent for leadership, Marks turned the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center into one of the world’s foremost oncology research institutions.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2020
Meet some of the people featured in the May 2020 issue of The Scientist.
Receptors for SARS-CoV-2 Present in Wide Variety of Human Cells
Receptors for SARS-CoV-2 Present in Wide Variety of Human Cells
Chris Baraniuk | Apr 29, 2020
Analyses from single-cell sequencing datasets support the idea that COVID-19 is not just a respiratory disease but an illness that can affect multiple organs.
Robert Carroll, Who Studied Amphibian Evolution, Dies
Robert Carroll, Who Studied Amphibian Evolution, Dies
Emma Yasinski | Apr 23, 2020
The McGill University paleontologist, who died from COVID-19, was known for using multidisciplinary methods to explore the origins of amphibians, birds, and mammals.
DNA Could Hold Clues to Varying Severity of COVID-19
DNA Could Hold Clues to Varying Severity of COVID-19
Marla Broadfoot | Apr 17, 2020
Hundreds of scientists around the globe are launching studies in search of genes that could explain why some people fall victim to coronavirus infection while others escape relatively unscathed.
Image of the Day: Olfactory Capacities
Image of the Day: Olfactory Capacities
Amy Schleunes | Apr 15, 2020
Most small amphibious mammals have a diminished sense of smell, a quality that likely arose because of a tradeoff with thermoregulation capacities that allowed them to conserve heat in aquatic environments.