The Michigan Mink Mystery: How An Interspecies Epidemic Arose

But determining when and in whom the mutations first appeared would require much more virus samples from farm workers, local residents and mink before and after the outbreak. “This data is not available,” said Arinjay Banerjee, a virologist at the University of Saskatchewan. During 2020, tests were difficult for Americans to access, and few patient […]

How Conflict Arose from an Uncertain Game Became a Social Center

In 2015, Jason Citron, a computer programmer, was struggling to make a breakthrough in the video game industry. The new multiplayer game he created with development studio Hammer & Chisel hasn’t gotten much attention. So Mr. Citron took a sudden turn. He fired his company’s game developers, made the game’s chat feature its only product, […]

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