The South African-based scientist who co-discovered the omicron variant of COVID-19 makes an intriguing argument.
Policymakers have long grappled with how to handle experiments that might generate potentially dangerous viruses. Now, officials are considering whether oversight needs to be expanded.
Monkeypox is the latest case of how global health inequities persist. Vaccines went to the rich world while Africa lacks access. African scientists call for a bold plan to protect against pathogens.
"Ventilation is the way forward," says infectious disease doctor Abraar Karan of Stanford. Here's how to get better air flow at home, in schools and offices — even in gyms — to stave off COVID.
Could smoke carry disease-causing microorganisms? "It's a very new idea to think of smoke as having a living component," says Leda Kobziar, co-author of an article that explores this theory.
Spoiler alert: It's still melting. A new study looks at the impact of rising rainfall. Meanwhile, scientists are more concerned about environmental threats than defrosting pathogens.