One by one, the viruses have slipped from their hiding places in nature to threaten global populations — SARS, MERS, Zika. In each case, scientists have scrambled to identify the viruses and to develop vaccines or drugs to stop their spread. After each crisis, the assessment has been the same: Countermeasures were not ready in time to help in the containment effort. Now, an ambitious endeavor called the Global Virome Project proposes cataloguing nearly all of the unknown viruses lurking in nature around the world. In a nutshell, the experts want to search out mystery threats before they find us. Learn all about the effort in an article on STAT, which explores the frontiers of medicine and health. READ MORE