• Thinking About Thanksgiving? A Reminder of What COVID-19 Can Do To A Human Body

    5 days ago - By DNA Science

    My blog posts around Thanksgiving are predictably dull: Turkey Genetics 101 , The Peaceable Genomes of Pumpkins .
    But 2020 is like no other year. Humanity is at war with the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.
    Images of overwhelmed hospitals and mobile morgues that dominated reporting from New York City in March are now coming from everywhere.
    A mutation that's entered the US a few times from Europe doubled transmission rate without affecting severity, which is one reason why the percentage of fatal cases has fallen. Still, it's a huge absolute number, because of the fact that nearly 12 million...
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