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Discover what comes next with this in-depth look at how science and technology are revolutionizing the way we live, work and play. Join our award-winning team of journalists as we crisscross the country to interview the leaders and luminaries reshaping our world.

    How Polio Research is Helping in the Hunt for a Vaccine

    How Polio Research is Helping in the Hunt for a Vaccine

    Research on a vaccine for the new coronavirus is progressing swiftly because of the legacy of scientists working on past diseases. Some of society's most devastating viruses ended up improving the way we study illness and search for cures. We explore the thread that connects research on polio and the new virus, SARS-CoV-2, and consider whether the pandemic will inform future generations of virologists.

    • 23 min
    Dead or Alive, Viruses are Everywhere, and Here to Stay

    Dead or Alive, Viruses are Everywhere, and Here to Stay

    Viruses are ubiquitous, found in every crevice on earth. Some, like SARS CoV 2, can end up killing their hosts. But researchers credit ancient viruses with helping us form long term memories. As parts of the world reopen for business, we consider how these little packets of genetic material are not just our enemy, but helped us to evolve. Viruses, it turns out, shaped our genome, and will like be part of our evolutionary future.

    • 17 min
    Covid-19 and AI: Tracking a Virus, Finding a Treatment

    Covid-19 and AI: Tracking a Virus, Finding a Treatment

    Artificial Intelligence can speed up research and improve accuracy. Those qualities are also key to suppressing the spread of Covid-19. With the globe clamoring for solutions to the pandemic, institutions, governments, universities and startups are turning to AI to shave precious time off the quest for a Covid-19 cure.

    • 23 min
    China is Ready for CBD. But Regulators Might Not Be.

    China is Ready for CBD. But Regulators Might Not Be.

    The market for hemp-based CBD products is exploding. And China wants in on the potential profits. But CBD is highly regulated in China, and THC is illegal. Will China make room for this lucrative product?

    • 16 min
    AI Hiring, Never Retiring: Working in the 21st Century

    AI Hiring, Never Retiring: Working in the 21st Century

    The nature of work is evolving. Technology is already an integral part of most jobs, but new developments are changing the way we navigate the workplace. From hiring managers using artificial intelligence and virtual reality, to apps that help workers find their way through maze-like mega offices, the office of tomorrow is already being tested. And lots of people are wondering if technological advancements will keep them working forever.

    • 28 min
    Family Secrets: DNA Tests and the Future of Family

    Family Secrets: DNA Tests and the Future of Family

    The clues to heredity hidden in our DNA have long been the purview of scientists. But in recent years, commercial DNA tests have made unlocking those secrets cheaper and easily accessible for millions of people. While most just find out about their ancestry, for some, the tests have opened Pandora's box. WSJ's Amy Dockser Marcus introduces us to three different stories of DNA tests with unexpected consequences.

    • 32 min

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