The world still doesn’t have a vaccine for one of the world’s deadliest pathogens—Strep A. Emily Sohn’s thoughtful, finely detailed piece exploring the global cost of ignoring the problem—and the people working to solve it—is a good long-read for your weekend.Mosaic

Concerns over North Korea’s nuclear capabilities have obscured a potentially much bigger threat: Pyongyang’s active pursuit of biological weapons. Germ production is lower-profile and less expensive than traditional weapons, and easily disguised in everyday products. One…

To combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, we need a new slate of drugs. Several entities are committed to fostering the research into antimicrobial resistance. With so many cooks in the kitchen, the WHO has a leading role to play in coordinating R&D…

Global warming is allowing an array of forgotten pathogens to emerge from the thawing permafrost—and possibly reinfect humans.   Organic matter like dead animals, moss and plants, long preserved in ice, are now thawing, rotting, and releasing gases that not only spur global…