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How to Build a COVID Testing Lab in Eight Days

On January 25, a man vacationing in Cambodia with his family went swimming in their hotel pool. After toweling off, he spiked a fever and was sent to a local hospital, where his nose and throat were swabbed and the samples were tested for a deadly virus ...

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Brain Cells Most Vulnerable to Alzheimer’s Disease Identified by Scientists

A major mystery in Alzheimer’s disease research is why some brain cells succumb to the creeping pathology of the disease years before symptoms first appear, while others seem impervious to the degeneration surrounding them until the disease’s final ...

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The making of the Biohub

A global pandemic is something Joe DeRisi has been preparing for his entire career. What he didn’t expect was that the viral scourge would ravage so close to home. DeRisi was in the process of standing up sequencing technology to help researchers in ten ...

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San Francisco Was Uniquely Prepared for Covid-19

To live in San Francisco for the past 20 years has been to live with outrage that a society so innovative and compassionate can so reliably fail to meet even the most basic challenges of public life. This city never stopped being pretty—salmon boats on the ...

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The New Weapon in the Covid-19 War

No one who passed the young woman on the street that night gave her so much as a second glance. It was a Saturday evening in the South Beach neighborhood of San Francisco and she was heading away from the stadium where the San Francisco Giants were meant to ...

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