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A new study reveals that bacteria can fight viruses in a surprisingly elegant way that has no known counterpart in more complex life.
Akiko Iwasaki, an immunologist who became a lifeline for the worried and the curious during the pandemic, thinks that nasal spray vaccines could be the next needed breakthrough in our fight against the coronavirus.
Studies that map the adaptive value of viral mutations hint at how the COVID-19 pandemic might progress next.
Scientists have reported large DNA structures in some archaea that defy easy categorization.
The DNA of some viruses doesn’t use the same four nucleotide bases found in all other life. New work shows how this exception is possible and hints that it could be more common than we think.
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