Study shows ripples across a newly fertilized egg are similar to ocean and atmospheric circulations.
The National Institutes of Health hopes synthetic biology can engineer vaccines that outperform nature.
- The first coronavirus vaccines will enter Phase 2 testing soon but won't be ready for another 18 months.
- Synthetic biology may offer a "universal coronavirus vaccine" that can be quickly modified to combat future mutated forms.
- Despite promising lab tests, synthetic vaccines remain speculative; we'll need to live with COVID-19 during the interim.
The origin and phylogeny of the Yaravirus are not yet clear.
- A virus has been found whose DNA is 90% absolutely unfamiliar.
- Scientists have no real idea what it developed from, or how.
- Viruses used to be thought of as simple, jumbles of things — not so much any more.
A new hypothesis suggests that you can "catch" noncommunicable diseases from other people via the microbiome.
- A newly published hypothesis suggests that some noncommunicable diseases can actually be transmitted between people via their microbiomes.
- A new analysis even found that your microbiome can convey more information than your genes about your chance of developing various health conditions.
- By being exposed to an unhealthy cluster of microbes, healthy people could put themselves at risk of "catching" noncommunicable diseases.
A Mars Space Flight team member warns that people need to be prepared for what's coming.