Unlike most humans, bats are naturally resistant to coronavirus infection. Erich D. Jarvis is now searching their genomes for clues that might explain why SARS-CoV-2 can cause devastating disease in our own species.
On July 9, Rockefeller President Richard P. Lifton spoke to award-winning journalist Paula Zahn about the current state of the pandemic and ongoing research. Here are the highlights.
Llamas make antibodies that are a fraction of the size of human antibodies, but with several advantages. Michael Rout and Brian Chait explain their research on llama antibodies and their plans for advancing the most potent ones towards the development of both treatments and diagnostic tests for COVID-19.
Not everyone who dies from COVID-19 is elderly or immune-suppressed. Jean-Laurent Casanova explains his project, part of the international COVID Human Genetic Effort, to use genome sequencing to identify rare mutations that blunt the immune system’s normal defenses against the virus.
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