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Can monkeypox be contained? Are snortable Covid-19 vaccines on the way? And when is a GIF worth $200,000?

We cover all that and more this week on “The Readout LOUD,” STAT’s biotech podcast. STAT’s Helen Branswell joins us to explain the latest in the monkeypox outbreak and how health authorities are struggling to contain it. We also discuss the latest news in the life sciences, including some faked Alzheimer’s data, a brewing FDA controversy, and what it means when a scientific discovery gets turned into an NFT.

For more on what we cover, here’s the latest on monkeypox; here’s more on Biogen’s treatment for ALS; here’s the news on Covid-19 vaccines; here’s the story on faked Alzheimer’s data; here’s the mRNA NFT auction; here’s where you can find episodes of Color Code; here’s where you can subscribe to the First Opinion Podcast; and here’s our complete coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic.


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