Coronavirus’s Genetics Hint at its Cryptic Spread in Communities
Coronavirus’s Genetics Hint at its Cryptic Spread in Communities
Contact tracing and genetic testing reveal how SARS-CoV-2 circulated among individuals for weeks, especially in the US, before being detected.
Coronavirus’s Genetics Hint at its Cryptic Spread in Communities
Coronavirus’s Genetics Hint at its Cryptic Spread in Communities

Contact tracing and genetic testing reveal how SARS-CoV-2 circulated among individuals for weeks, especially in the US, before being detected.

Contact tracing and genetic testing reveal how SARS-CoV-2 circulated among individuals for weeks, especially in the US, before being detected.

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First US Case of Apparent SARS-CoV-2 Community Transmission
First US Case of Apparent SARS-CoV-2 Community Transmission
Shawna Williams | Feb 27, 2020
A patient in California acquired COVID-19 despite not traveling to an affected area or having contact with anyone who did.
How COVID-19 Is Spread
How COVID-19 Is Spread
Catherine Offord | Feb 21, 2020
Scientists’ latest understanding of the facts, the suspicions, and the discounted rumors of SARS-CoV-2’s transmission from person to person
Opinion: Scientists’ Obligations During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Opinion: Scientists’ Obligations During the COVID-19 Outbreak
John D. Loike | Feb 14, 2020
Scientists can provide essential information to educate the public about the coronavirus.
Scientists Zero In on the Novel Coronavirus’s Incubation Period
Scientists Zero In on the Novel Coronavirus’s Incubation Period
Emma Yasinski | Jan 31, 2020
Recent announcements from Chinese officials and German doctors suggest that some patients may spread 2019-nCoV during its incubation period, which may last up to 14 days before symptoms emerge.
Australian Lab Cultures New Coronavirus as Infections Climb
Australian Lab Cultures New Coronavirus as Infections Climb
Jef Akst | Jan 29, 2020
With more than 6,000 cases of the 2019-nCoV virus confirmed, researchers are hoping that studying the pathogen in the lab will help stop the outbreak.
Alcohol-Related Deaths in US Doubled in Past Two Decades: Study
Alcohol-Related Deaths in US Doubled in Past Two Decades: Study
Emily Makowski | Jan 8, 2020
White women had the highest increase in death rate.
The Influence of Soil on Immune Health
The Influence of Soil on Immune Health
Jef Akst | Jan 8, 2020
Recent work in humans and mice highlights how exposure to environmental microbes helps protect against allergies and other inflammatory diseases.
Interactive: How Does Nature Influence Human Health?
Interactive: How Does Nature Influence Human Health?
The Scientist Staff | Jan 8, 2020
Time spent in natural environments is linked to improved physical and mental health, but researchers are only now beginning to dig into the mechanisms.
Cause of Viral Pneumonia Outbreak in China Unknown
Cause of Viral Pneumonia Outbreak in China Unknown
Catherine Offord | Jan 6, 2020
Health authorities have ruled out the usual suspects, leading to fears that a novel virus is causing the infections in Hubei Province.