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Harnessing the Power of Evolution in the Battle against COVID-19

The fight against infectious diseases is an evolutionary arms race: Can pathogens mutate and evade our immune system’s defenses faster than scientists can develop effective diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines? Thanks to an ever-growing understanding regarding the nature of that clash, including its constantly moving goalposts, humans are managing to stay a step ahead of our microscopic assailants. Learn more in this in this installment of the COVID-19 Basic Science Prequels.