Antibodies In The Blood Of COVID-19 Survivors Know How To Beat Coronavirus – And Researchers Are Already Testing New Treatments That Harness Them

Amid the chaos of an epidemic, those who survive a disease like COVID-19 carry within their bodies the secrets of an effective immune response. Virologists like me look to survivors for molecular clues that can provide a blueprint for the design of … Read more…

Newly discovered vulnerability can let hackers impersonate LTE mobile device users, researchers say

German researchers have found a new vulnerability on 4G/LTE mobile devices that could allow hackers to impersonate the phone’s owner.  The bad news: Hackers can run up users’ bills, upload illegal documents under users’ identities, and even intercept unencrypted internet … Read more…

As genetic data expand, researchers urge caution in how predictors of education outcomes are used

Authors of a new review article warn that as the predictive power of genes tied to learning and educational outcomes increases and access to genetic data expands, researchers, educators, and policymakers must be cautious in how they use such data, … Read more…

Ancestry firms have DNA on 26 million people, allowing researchers to analyze almost everyone’s data

More than 26 million people — more people than all of Australia — have shared their DNA with one of the four leading ancestry and health databases, and that has some researchers worried, according to the MIT Technology Review. Health … Read more…