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  1. Health & Medicine

    The latest Ebola outbreak may have started with someone infected years ago

    Rather than stemming from a virus that jumped from an animal to a person, this outbreak might have originated from someone who had a dormant virus.

  2. Health & Medicine

    The COVID-19 pandemic is not an on-off switch

    The pandemic is more of a dimmer switch, and it will be a slow slide to the endemic phase, says epidemiologist Aubree Gordon.

  3. Health & Medicine

    Here’s what we know about B.1.1.7, the U.S.’s dominant coronavirus strain

    Studies show the variant is more contagious and may cause more severe COVID-19 overall. But vaccines still work against B.1.1.7.

  4. Life

    Some songbirds now migrate east to west. Climate change may play a role

    In recent decades, more Richard's pipits are wintering in Europe than before. It may signal the establishment of a totally new migration route.

  5. Plants

    A widely studied lab plant has revealed a previously unknown organ

    A cantilever-like plant part long evaded researchers’ notice in widely studied Arabidopsis thaliana, grown in hundreds of labs worldwide.

  6. Health & Medicine

    The P.1 coronavirus variant is twice as transmissible as earlier strains

    The variant first found in Brazil can evade some immunity from previous COVID-19 infections, making reinfections a possibility.

  7. Animals

    A mink in Utah is the first known case of the coronavirus in a wild animal

    A U.S. mink is so far the only known free-ranging animal to have contracted the coronavirus and likely got infected from a nearby mink farm.

  8. Health & Medicine

    How coronavirus variants may drive reinfection and shape vaccination efforts

    New coronavirus variants could infect people who have already recovered from COVID-19 or been vaccinated, but there are still many unknowns.

  9. Health & Medicine

    The FDA has approved the first drug to treat the rapid-aging disease progeria

    Children with a rare genetic disorder called progeria age quickly and often die before they are 15. A newly approved drug may give them more time.

  10. Genetics

    Who decides whether to use gene drives against malaria-carrying mosquitoes?

    As CRISPR-based gene drives to eliminate malaria-carrying mosquitoes pass new tests, the African public will weigh in on whether to unleash them.

  11. Health & Medicine

    COVID-19 testing is complicated right now. Here are answers to 6 big questions

    There are two major categories of COVID-19 diagnostic tests. Here’s what you need to know when deciding whether to take an at-home test or head to the doctor.

  12. Genetics

    Some identical twins don’t have identical DNA

    Mutations arising early in development may account for genetic differences between identical twins.