The staff at the Sanger Institute are much more than essential workers -- right now, they're doing some of the most important work on Earth: genetically sequencing the coronavirus. Internally, it's called "Project Heron."
The staff at the Sanger Institute are much more than essential workers -- right now, they're doing some of the most important work on Earth: genetically sequencing the coronavirus. ...
One appears to have arisen in Kent, the other brought in from South Africa. Both are highly transmissible
England’s health secretary, Matt Hancock, has told parliament that a new variant of covid-19 has been identified and may be driving infections in the south east, leading to headlines about ...
A new variant of the pandemic SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is spreading rapidly in Britain and prompting high levels of concern among its European neighbours, some of which have cut transport ...
A newly discovered mechanism may enable viruses to shuttle genes between bacteria 1,000 times as often as was thought — making them a major force in those
A new version of the coronavirus may be better at spreading from person to person, but there’s still a lot scientists don’t know.
British epidemiologist John Edmunds said today that as far as he's concerned this is the worst moment of the epidemic because of the extraordinary infectivity of the new strain.
Everything you need to know about the gene-editing breakthrough that one day could cure disease, eradicate species and build designer babies.
Lucy van Dorp, an expert in microbial genomics, answers key questions about the new COVID-19 variant, including how effective the vaccine will be against it.
“Within a few weeks you could have a very good indication of what you're looking at with this variant,” one expert said.
If it doesn't, the boss of BioNTech says its vaccine could be refined very quickly.
Scientists around the world are struggling to sort out the significance of a new variant of the coronavirus spreading rapidly through the U.K., as it and certain other countries take ...
It’s not too late to curb the contagious variant’s spread in the U.S., experts say — but only with a national program for genetic sequencing.
Some researchers suspect chronic cases allow the virus to replicate over long periods of time and that certain new therapies may encourage it to mutate.
Johns Hopkins scientists studying the virus that causes COVID-19 say the pathogen has few variations, a promising observation that boosts the chances of developing an effective vaccine
Vaccines will likely continue to work against these new strains.
There is evidence the new variant could be more transmissible, but vaccines work very well against it
A mutation found in fast-spreading coronavirus variants does not negate the Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech.