• The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the forefront the importance of a thriving scientific ecosystem for dealing with global crises. In this article series (having two parts), Kaushik Biswas, Associate Professor at the Division of Molecular Medicine, Bose Institute, Kolkata, discusses how innovative scientific endeavours are paving the way for better prevention and treatment strategies for this rapidly-spreading disease. While the first part of the series features how understanding of science and its applications have helped in adopting strategies to effectively diagnose and limit the spread of SARS-nCoV-2, the second part will focus on scientific discoveries aimed towards developing therapeutics against this disease.

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