Cooperating to Combat Coronavirus

“IN THE LAST DAYS OF 2019 and the first days after the New Year, we started hearing about a pneumonia-like illness in China,” says Dan Barouch, an HMS professor of medicine and of immunology known for his anti-HIV work, whose lab has developed a platform for rapid vaccine development. (During the Zika virus outbreak of 2016, for example, his group was the first to report, within a month, a vaccine protective in animal models.) “When the genome of the virus was released on Friday, January 10, we started reviewing the sequence that same evening, working through the weekend. By Monday morning, we were ready to grow it.” Read more