Biotechnology is the industry that uses the molecules of life (DNA, RNA, and proteins mostly) to treat and diagnose disease. We report on the latest biomedical science and technological research.


Why the US can’t go back to work by Easter

There’s a gap in vital data that could help us understand the Covid-19 outbreak, but unfortunately, it’s been misinterpreted and co-opted by policymakers.

An image of people crowding onto train cars.

The Covid-19 pandemic in two animated charts

Watch our visualization to see how confirmed cases outside China have exploded in recent weeks.


A new app might help researchers monitor the spread of coronavirus

The data collected from more than 750,000 people could help us understand why people’s experiences of coronavirus vary so wildly.

A phone with the Covid Symptom Tracker app open

Coronavirus might last on surfaces for a lot longer than we thought

A study found traces on the Diamond Princess cruise ship 17 days after it emptied of passengers.

The Diamond Princess cruise ship
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