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Biology

The coronavirus isn’t mutating quickly, suggesting a vaccine would offer lasting protection

The coronavirus is not mutating significantly as it circulates through the human population, according to scientists who are closely studying the novel pathogen’s genetic code. That relative stability suggests the virus is less likely to become more or less dangerous as it spreads, and represents encouraging news for researchers hoping to create a long-lasting vaccine.

Genomic epidemiology of novel coronavirus

A fascinating graphical tool for watching the evolution and spread of the virus.

Testing

How do Coronavirus Tests Work? (Genetic & Antibody) – TLDR News

Countries across the globe are currently scrambling to get their hands on all important Coronavirus testing kits. The problem is that due to the high demand, stock levels re incredibly low. So in this video, we explain how these tests actually work.

Vaccines

With record-setting speed, vaccinemakers take their first shots at the new coronavirus

Good background on vaccine development and work up to the date of this article.

From Nature The COVID-19 vaccine development landscape.

From the World Health Organization DRAFT landscape of COVID-19 candidate vaccines – 20 March 2020

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