2019 science predictions: Next year’s BIGGEST science stories


Science will increasingly focus on the human condition, and how evolution produced us, with the help of anthropologists and geneticists.

2019 could also be the year scientists finally figure out the purpose of the mysterious claustrum area of the human brain, which was once believed to be the seat of human consciousness.

This year’s flu season was particularly brutal, causing 80,000 deaths in the US alone but 2019 could potentially be the year for a universal flu vaccine.

2019 may also see scaled-up production of cell-based vaccines, which are reportedly 20 percent more effective than the current stock.

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