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Jennifer Doudna on the Pandemic Year: The Power of Mission Driven Science

Amidst a year filled with tragedy, camaraderie and collaboration enabled scientific innovation to move society forward. Biochemist and Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna reflects on how a team of professors, researchers, volunteers and engineers pushed through physical and technical barriers to create and administer a PCR-Covid-19 test.

We Now Can See a Virus Mutate Like Never Before

Scientists all over the world are rapidly sequencing coronavirus genomes in a massive genomic surveillance effort. It's the first time in history that researchers can detect novel mutations and track potentially dangerous variants in real time, influencing public policy and the global pandemic response.