Scientists at the Nebraska Public Health Laboratory are using a new machine that can sequence the virus's entire genome to help track the movement of the virus in Nebraska and watch for mutations.
Scientists are tracking variants of the coronavirus by scanning virus samples taken from infected people. Researchers have sequenced more than 500,000 genomes to date.
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How are experts tracking variants of the coronavirus?
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No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. Israel has been suspected of carrying out targeted killings of Iranian nuclear scientists, but did not comment on the incident.
It’s pretty easy when you have vaccines that are 95% effective. Can’t get much better than that. I think what people need to appreciate — and that’s why I have said it like maybe 100 times in the last week or two — is the process by which a decision is made. The company looks at the data. I look at the data. Then the company puts the data to the FDA. The FDA will make the decision to do an emergency use authorization or a license application approval. And they have career scientists who are really independent. They’re not beholden to anybody. Then there’s another independent group, the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee. The FDA commissioner has vowed publicly that he will go according to the opinion of the career scientists and the advisory board.
CLAIM: Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said “COVID-19 will increase within the next few months. The scientists agree. And when I take the White House I will lock down our nation until we have our vaccine ready and everyone is vaccinated.”
Australia is synonymous with venomous spiders and snakes -- but scientists have discovered new toxins in what they label a "truly venomous" plant.
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Smoke from severe wildfires raging on the West Coast has blown thousands of miles east, reaching parts of the Midwest, Canada and upstate New York.
A record amount of California is burning, spurred by a nearly 20-year mega-drought. To the north, parts of Oregon that don’t usually catch fire are in flames.
University of Hong Kong scientists claim to have the first evidence of someone being reinfected with the virus that causes COVID-19.
In a study, the drug reduced deaths by 35% in patients who needed treatment with breathing machines and by 20% in those only needing supplemental oxygen. Get caught up with the morning's latest virus developments here.
KENSINGTON, Maryland — Master builders of the sea construct the equivalent of a complex five-story house that protects them from predators and funnels and filters food for them — all from snot coming out of their heads.
Dr. Rick Bright, a senior government scientist who was reassigned, filed a whistleblower complaint Tuesday, while the White House discussed an end to the coronavirus task force. Get caught up here on the latest updates.
In 1848, a physicist in France took the first color photographs, but how he achieved that feat has been a mystery until just recently.
In 2005, researchers announced that they had successfully determined the gene sequence of the 1918 influenza virus. The virus was recovered from the body of a flu victim buried in the permafrost of Alaska, as well as from samples of American soldiers who fell ill at the time.