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Opinion: The Pandemic and the RNA Sequencing Gap
RNA sequencing technology lags far behind researchers’ ability to decode and understand DNA. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted this dangerous shortcoming.
Opinion: The Pandemic and the RNA Sequencing Gap
Opinion: The Pandemic and the RNA Sequencing Gap

RNA sequencing technology lags far behind researchers’ ability to decode and understand DNA. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted this dangerous shortcoming.

RNA sequencing technology lags far behind researchers’ ability to decode and understand DNA. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted this dangerous shortcoming.

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Doctors Date First COVID-19 Case in France to Late December
Ashley Yeager | May 5, 2020 | 2 min read
A retrospective analysis of stored respiratory samples shows one patient could have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 weeks before the coronavirus was thought to have arrived in France, but a critic of the result questions whether the sample was contaminated.
Going Viral for the Wrong Reasons
Bob Grant | Jan 30, 2020 | 3 min read
What is a publication to do when readers misuse its content?
Australian Lab Cultures New Coronavirus as Infections Climb
Jef Akst | Jan 29, 2020 | 2 min read
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.
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Nearly 200,000 Viral Populations Live in the World’s Oceans
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 26, 2019 | 2 min read
Researchers analyze 146 samples from close to 80 sites, with nearly a third of samples coming from the Arctic Ocean.
Some Viruses May Infect by Inserting Different Portions of Genetic Material
Emma Yasinski | Mar 18, 2019 | 3 min read
Viruses that infect plants and occasionally insects appear to cause infection with a divide-and-conquer strategy, multiplying separate segments of genetic material in different host cells.
Cause of Mystery Mouse Disease Discovered
Ruth Williams | Sep 13, 2018 | 3 min read
Lab mice suffering from inexplicable renal failure turn out to be infected with a hitherto unknown virus.
Viral Relative of Hepatitis A Found in Seals
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 26, 2015 | 1 min read
Researchers accidentally discover the first liver-tropic virus that infects non-primates.
NYC’s Pathogen-Riddled Rats
Bob Grant | Oct 15, 2014 | 2 min read
Researchers find more than a dozen brand new viruses lurking in rodents inhabiting the Big Apple.
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