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Fast and Furious: A race to develop a vaccine

The development of a COVID-19 vaccine is critical to slow down the spread of the virus. However, the rapid race […]

Metatranscriptomic analysis of COVID-19 patients show disrupted airway microbiome

A team of researchers have conducted a metatranscriptomic characterisation study of patients with COVID-19 and found specific immune-associated host transcriptional […]

Study finds host factors influence COVID-19 clinical outcome more than viral variation

A recent study has found that host factors seem to influence the disease outcomes in COVID-19 patients more than viral […]

The impact of COVID-19 on the rare disease community

For the last few weeks, we have been covering COVID-related stories, from the sequencing of the virus, the research efforts, […]

Shareable Science: COVID-19 Q&A Session

As headlines trumpet the continued spread of COVID-19, the wall-to-wall coverage has generated a secondary outbreak of breathless hype, misinformation and anxiety.

Genetic sequencing of novel coronavirus indicates “undetected spread” in the US

Recent analysis of the genetic sequence of the coronavirus has indicated that the infection may have spread further than we realised. 

Shareable Science: The genetics of coronavirus

In early December, an outbreak of respiratory illness was reported in Wuhan, China. Scientists quickly determined the sickness was caused by a new virus from the coronavirus family. In an attempt to limit the spread of the virus, China has reacted with transportation lockdowns and public health advisories.

RNA modification – a viral hideout

Scientists show how human metapneumonia (hMPV) virus exploits RNA modification to prevent host differentiation of self and non-self RNA, thereby […]