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Unlocking the COVID code

By Jon GertnerNew York Times April 6, 2021 Scientists can now sequence an entire genome overnight. This technology has been the key tool in identifying and..

April 6, 2021

Lookout: UCSC gears up to begin search for COVID-19 variants in Santa Cruz County

By Nick Ibarra and Mallory PickettLookout Santa Cruz February 16, 2021 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: Positive COVID-19 test results from tests performed..

February 16, 2021

The broken promise that undermines human genome research

By Kendall PowellNature February 16, 2021 — Santa Cruz, CA (Image above: @Nature illustration by Ana Kova Data..

February 16, 2021

Lookout: Santa Cruz County leaders warn of inequitable vaccine distribution

By Patrick RileyLookout Santa Cruz January 22, 2021 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: Santa Cruz County Health Officer Gail Newel, UC Santa Cruz..

January 22, 2021

Monterey Bay Aquarium lends ultra-cold freezer for vaccine storage

By Josh CopitchKSBW December 31, 2020 — Salinas, CA The Monterey Bay Aquarium lends its ultra-cold freezer to Natividad Hospital in Salinas to store the..

December 31, 2020

$3.7M NIH grant funds development of novel biosensor technology for diagnosing viral infections

(Contributed) December 17, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo: Ali Yanik is an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering in the Baskin School..

December 17, 2020

UCSC expands COVID-19 testing to support community needs with gift from Bud and Rebecca Colligan

(Contributed) December 15, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo: A gift from Bud and Rebecca Colligan is providing crucial funding to expand COVID-19 testing..

December 15, 2020

UCSC scientists discuss how the mRNA vaccine works

By James McGirkBaskin School of Engineering December 10, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA “If there is a silver lining to this pandemic it’s that we’ve had a..

December 10, 2020

New serological assay provides rapid, accurate testing for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies

(Contributed) December 10, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo: UCSC professors Rebecca DuBois, right, and Jacqueline Kimmey are part of a team of researchers..

December 10, 2020

Marine mammals’ adaptations to low oxygen offer new perspective on COVID-19

By Tim StephensUC Santa Cruz December 10, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA (PHoto: Beau Richter, head trainer for the Marine Mammal Physiology Project at UCSC’s..

December 10, 2020

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