• Learning from vaccines: the race to make antiviral drugs

    CRISPR-Cas13 will allow us to beat viruses at their own game.

    It took just days for Pfizer and Moderna to design an effective mRNA vaccine against COVID-19 – a breathtaking displa...

    COVID November 22, 2021
  • Explainer

    What is a PCR test?

    The standard technique for detecting SARS-CoV-2 is incredibly useful in other places too.

    PCR was an acronym that dominated the news in 2020. What is the technique, how useful is it, and what does it tell us...

    Biology April 27, 2021
  • New way to diagnose concussion with saliva

    A non-invasive method uses RNA biomarkers to spot concussions.

    Concussion is a major injury incurred in sport, but diagnosis is tricky for amateur sports clubs that don’t have quic...

    Body and Mind March 25, 2021
  • Taking a look at RNA’s structure

    Breakthrough may reveal more virus lifecycles.

    This image, created by Australia’s Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI), shows how the key genetic molecule RNA, in...

    Biology May 8, 2020
  • New theory for life on Earth

    Two pronged attack challenges the idea that RNA alone was the driver for the start of life.

    The scientific story of abiogenesis, or how life first emerged from non-living matter, is one of an evolving ecology ...

    Biology November 7, 2017
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