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Researchers Clone SARS-CoV2 in One Week

Cloning the novel SARS-coronavirus (SARS-CoV2) in the laboratory is now more rapid and efficient. A team of researchers from Bern, Switzerland, created a synthetic...

First Covid-19 Vaccine Trials Begin in the UK

Phase I of the new Covid-19 vaccine trials set up to begin today in the UK.

Spain to Ease Lockdown Rules for Children

Salvador Illa Roca, Spain’s health minister, announced yesterday that, from April 27, children under 14 may leave their houses for short walks, after nearly...

Covid-19 peak in Belgium has passed, health officials say

Belgium will begin to ease lockdown restrictions, as the number of new hospital admissions due to Covid-19 continues to go down. Last Sunday, 232 people...

Coronavirus Update: 100,000 Infected, More Than Half Recovered

Situation report 100,686 infections (80,573 Mainland China; 6,593 South Korea; 4,747 Iran; 3,858 Italy) 55,753 recoveries 3,411 deaths Source: Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at...

Cancer is the Leading Cause of Death in High-Income Countries

Cancer kills twice as much as cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and is now the leading cause of death in high-income countries, according to a report...

June 2019 Was the Hottest June Ever Recorded

Last month, temperatures hit a record, according to the European Centre for Weather Forecasts. Data provided by the Copernicus Climate Change Service shows that...

E.coli with a Synthetic, Less Redundant Genome Survives Normally

Nucleic acids, like DNA and RNA, are made of small organic molecules, called nucleotides. Four different nucleotides exist for each nucleic acid (A, G,...

Top News: Ban on Gene-Editing, Melting Arctic and Opportunity’s Last Photos

Scientists ask for a global ban on gene-editing for clinical uses, the UN reveals the dimension of the Arctic’s catastrophe and NASA shows the last photos taken by the Opportunity rover; these were our favourite stories from this week. 

Free of HIV: UK Patient is the Second-Ever in Remission

A decade after the ‘Berlin patient’, a second person appears to be free of HIV. A male patient in the UK has been in...