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  1. Health & Medicine

    Four years on, the COVID-19 pandemic has a long tail of grief

    Researchers are studying the magnitude and impact that grief from the COVID-19 pandemic has had and will have for years to come.

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  2. Science & Society

    Here are 10 early-career scientists you should know about in 2023

    Researchers on this year's SN 10: Scientists to Watch list are shaping our future and our understanding of ourselves.

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  3. Animals

    For the first time, researchers decoded the RNA of an extinct animal

    The Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine, was hunted nearly to extinction. Now RNA extracted from a museum specimen reveals how its cells functioned.

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  4. Physics

    Invisible comet tails of mucus slow sinking flakes of ‘marine snow’

    New measurements reveal the gunk that surrounds the particles, an important factor in understanding how the ocean sequesters carbon.

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  5. Animals

    The right bacterial mix could help frogs take the heat

    Wood frog tadpoles that receive a transplant of green frog bacteria can swim in warm waters, revealing another role for microbiomes: heat tolerance.

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  6. Science & Society

    ‘Virology’ ponders society’s relationship with viruses

    In a collection of wide-ranging essays, microbiologist Joseph Osmundson reflects on the COVID-19 pandemic and calls for “a new rhetoric of care.”

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  7. Animals

    This bird hasn’t been seen in 38 years. Its song may help track it down

    Using bioacoustics, South American scientists are eavesdropping on a forest in hopes of hearing the song of the long-missing purple-winged ground dove.

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  8. Health & Medicine

    Early mRNA research that led to COVID-19 vaccines wins 2023 medicine Nobel Prize

    Biochemists Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman devised mRNA modifications to make vaccines that trigger good immune responses instead of harmful ones.

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  9. Health & Medicine

    The first CRISPR therapy approved in the U.S. will treat sickle cell disease

    In the world’s first CRISPR-based treatment, genetic tweaks to red blood cells aim to help people with the often debilitating disease.

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  10. Health & Medicine

    ‘Breathless’ explores COVID-19’s origins and other pandemic science

    In his new book, David Quammen examines what we’ve learned about SARS-CoV-2 and puts the pandemic in the context of previous coronavirus scares.

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  11. Health & Medicine

    These 5 biomedical advances gave 2022 a sci-fi feel

    Big steps in biology and medicine include pig to human organ transplants, synthetic embryos and a fully complete human genome.

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  12. This was a year of both triumphs and challenges

    Science News editor in chief Nancy Shute reviews the scientific advancements from the past year.

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