The Weekly Recap: July 20 to July 24, 2020

Posts published by our team from July 20-24, 2020:

July 20: Monkeying Around with a COVID-19 Vaccine

Our author Ryan takes you through this study detailing the creation of yet another SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidate. Researchers from Beijing created an inactivated vaccine, named BBIBP-CorV, against SARS-CoV-2 by altering an existing clinical isolate (HB02). Tests in monkeys showed its ability to protect against infection while displaying few side effects. A multiple dosage program appears to yield the best results.

July 22: Sidebar: The Central Dogma of Molecular Biology

Our author Lasya explains the central dogma and how DNA is like your grandma’s recipe book. Read to find out how we get from a recipe to the delicious muffin that is life!

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