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Bioinformatics, a key ally in the fight against Covid-19
Bioinformatics—a relatively new scientific discipline—uses models and algorithms to analyse the avalanche of data produced by biologists. It has played a crucial role in deciphering the origin and...
Covid-19 variants are a game-changer
More contagious and sometimes resistant to antibodies, some SARS-CoV-2 variants are gradually replacing the original strains. While this virus, which appeared recently in humans, is adapting to its...
Which vaccines for Covid-19?
No fewer than 180 candidate vaccines against Covid-19 are being developed around the world and 40 are currently in clinical trials. How do these vaccines work? And how can we measure their...
“The origin of SARS-CoV-2 is being seriously questioned”
Nearly a year after the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus was identified, researchers have yet to determine how it “jumped species” to infect humans. Virologist Étienne Decroly discusses the various hypotheses...
How Many Sexes Are There?
Biodiversity loss and climate change must be addressed together
Scientists are honing their weapons to fight Covid-19
Research on HIV has reached a turning point
Investigating one of the cradles of humankind
InSight probes the Martian interior