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Deciphering Zika

April 11, 2018

Deciphering Zika

In 2016, the WHO declared the Zika virus a global medical emergency when, after six decades of dormancy, the virus arrived in the Americas. After scientists made the connection between Zika and thousands of cases of microcephaly in babies, a race began to better understand the virus. But it turns out that Zika is not so easy to study. In this podcast, we talk to two Blavatnik Award Scholars using the latest genomic technology to track Zika's spread and pave the way for new genomic treatments, therapies, and vaccines.

This podcast was produced as part of the 2017 Blavatnik Science Symposium, co-presented by the Blavatnik Family Foundation and the Academy.