A closer look at Canada’s homegrown COVID-19 vaccine candidates

More than 100 groups around the world are racing to produce a vaccine against COVID-19, with most of the attention focused on front-runners currently in Phase 3 clinical trials in the U.S. and overseas.But Canada has also invested in some COVID-19 vaccines...

Nobel chemistry prize awarded to 2 scientists for developing CRISPR gene editing tool

French scientist Emmanuelle Charpentier and American biochemist Jennifer A. Doudna have won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing a method of genome editing known as CRISPR. The recipients were announced Wednesday in Stockholm by Goran Hansson, secretary general of...

Few provinces still resisting COVID Alert app as new features under consideration

Quebec has joined the COVID Alert app, leaving B.C. and Alberta as the only remaining provinces with no immediate plans to activate the digital tool. Both Nova Scotia and P.E.I. have committed to joining in the coming days.The federal government-administered...