The COVID-19 pandemic: science’s finest hour

Written by Hermann Haller

The COVID-19 pandemic: science’s finest hour

A Letter from Hermann Haller, President of the MDI Biological Laboratory (ME, USA) There’s no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused serious damage to biological research, the toll of which has yet to be reckoned. Here at the MDI Biological Laboratory, a small, independent research institution on the coast of Maine with a focus on regenerative medicine, research has been slowed, person-to-person collaborations with visiting scientists have been curtailed and untold hours have been spent developing policies and programs to protect faculty and staff and the animal models they study and care for. Restrictions on international travel have hit...

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