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Moderna just released the results of a phase 1 trial for a COVID-19 vaccine. JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images

What the phase 1 trials of the first COVID-19 vaccine really mean

Results from phase 1 trials of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine created a burst of optimism. But details the company failed to release suggest it is too early to speculate whether the vaccine is effective.

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Curious Kids

The spread of diseases is akin to a maze of toppling dominoes. dowell/Getty Images

What’s an epidemiologist?

Epidemiologists focus on diseases among groups of people. They also study the spread of disease among animals.

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Gene-editing people

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