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Governor Doug Ducey has announced a partnership between the state of Arizona and the University of Arizona to provide antibody tests for 250,000 health care workers and first responders who are on the frontlines in the battle against COVID-19.


A new partnership in Arizona will track the spread of the coronavirus disease by investigating its genetic code. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports, it’s a coalition of scientists from Northern Arizona University, the University of Arizona, and the nonprofit Translational Genomics Research Institute or TGen.

The partnership is called the Arizona COVID-19 Genomics Union. Its scientists have sequenced more than 100 genetic samples of the virus so far, and plan to do so for every Arizona patient.

University Of Arizona Cancels Chinese New Year Event

Jan 28, 2020

The University of Arizona has cancelled its Chinese New Year Festival as fears continue to mount over the dangerous new virus outbreak in China.


A University of Arizona professor has settled a $20 million gender discrimination lawsuit against the Arizona Board of Regents. 

Melissa Sevigny

The world’s hottest rainforest isn’t the Amazon. It’s not even in the tropics. It’s kept under glass in the desert of Southern Arizona. Biosphere 2, operated by the University of Arizona,  was built 30 years ago as an experiment in space colonization, but now the ecosystems inside are perfect for climate change research. Unlike in the real world, scientists can control the elements—which is just what they did when they turned off the rain for two months. They’re tracking how carbon cycles through the enclosed rainforest during the drought. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports, it’s a glimpse of what the world will look like in a hotter, drier future.