Don’t shoot the messenger—the pioneers of mRNA

This monthly podcast series looks at the people and stories behind game-changing ideas and innovations

Coats of many colours

The unvaccinated are at risk as evolution accelerates the covid-19 pandemic

Research is unravelling the virus’s deep secrets

Daily chart

Delta is fast becoming the world’s dominant strain of SARS-CoV-2

The coronavirus mutation has been detected in 78 countries, and is prevalent in Britain, India and Russia

Antibody of evidence

A new weapon in the war against SARS-CoV-2 has been found

It is expensive, though, and in short supply

Origin story

Joe Biden orders his spooks to investigate the origins of covid-19

How can the world prepare for a future pandemic when it does not know for sure where the current one came from?