What’s Ahead for SARS-CoV-2 Research in 2021
What’s Ahead for SARS-CoV-2 Research in 2021
From new treatments to an investigation into the virus’s origins, here are some of the developments we can expect this year.
What’s Ahead for SARS-CoV-2 Research in 2021
What’s Ahead for SARS-CoV-2 Research in 2021

From new treatments to an investigation into the virus’s origins, here are some of the developments we can expect this year.

From new treatments to an investigation into the virus’s origins, here are some of the developments we can expect this year.

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Mutation in SARS-CoV-2 Variant Does Not Affect Vaccine: Study
Mutation in SARS-CoV-2 Variant Does Not Affect Vaccine: Study
Kerry Grens | Jan 8, 2021
An engineered coronavirus with the N501Y mutation—one of many mutations present in the emerging B.1.1.7 and 501.V2 variants of the coronavirus—is neutralized by the sera of COVID-19 vaccine recipients.
South African SARS-CoV-2 Variant Alarms Scientists
South African SARS-CoV-2 Variant Alarms Scientists
Max Kozlov | Jan 5, 2021
An additional mutation in the spike protein of the coronavirus may help it elude antibody recognition, and scientists are investigating if current vaccines will protect against it.
US Officials Debate Efficacy of Half Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine
US Officials Debate Efficacy of Half Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine
Lisa Winter | Jan 5, 2021
The head of Operation Warp Speed says that by spreading out doses of the Moderna vaccine, more people would be able to get some level of protection sooner, a strategy opposed by other experts.
An End in Sight
An End in Sight
Bob Grant | Jan 1, 2021
Last year humanity confronted our biggest challenge in a century. Science helped us see the light at the end of the tunnel. But we need to keep moving forward to emerge.
Ten Minute Sabbatical
Ten Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2021
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
2020 in Scientists’ Own Words
2020 in Scientists’ Own Words
Abby Olena | Dec 23, 2020
The world was rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic this year, but researchers rose to all manner of challenges.
Top Technical Advances of 2020
Top Technical Advances of 2020
Shawna Williams | Dec 18, 2020
The pandemic spurred innovation in a variety of ways, from CRISPR-based diagnostics to cell biology benchwork at home.
T Cells: A New Hope for Lasting Protection against SARS-CoV-2
T Cells: A New Hope for Lasting Protection against SARS-CoV-2
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Dec 15, 2020
Alessandro Sette and Shane Crotty discuss the T cell response to SARS-CoV-2 and the implications for vaccine design and robust immune memory.
Ten Minute Sabbatical
Ten Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2020
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.