Post Profile

Genetic tool that can doom a species under UN review

For some, a new cutting-edge technology called gene drive is the silver bullet able to wipe out invasive species decimating island wildlife, and eradicate the malaria-bearing mosquitos that killed nearly half a million people last year, mostly in Africa.
read more


Related Posts

Malaria-carrying mosquitoes wiped out in lab with genetic method that creates male-only offspring

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

Scientists have modified mosquitoes to produce sperm that will only create males, pioneering a fresh approach to eradicating malaria. Since 2000, increased prevention and control measures have reduced global malaria mortality rates ...

Bill Gates Says Gene Drives To Eradicate Some Mosquito Species Could Be Ready In Two Years

Business & Finance : Forbes: Business

Bill Gates says that a new technology that could completely eradicate some species of mosquito could be ready to put into broad use in just two years, although he admits that there is no regulatory framework for approving the method...

Now we can edit life itself, we need to ask how we should use such technology

Academics / Biology : Physorg: Biology

Imagine a world where mosquitoes no longer pass on the deadly malaria parasite, where invasive species such as cane toads are wiped out from Australia, and agri-chemical resistant pests revert back to their original susceptible stat...

Gene Drive Treatment To Control Invasive Species?

Humor : FuturePundit

The idea: Use CRISPR genetic editing technology to genetically alter invasive species to make them less problematic for us humans. For example, alter invasive Southeast Asian Tiger mosquitoes so their populations will collapse in a ...

Modeling the promise and peril of gene drive

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

BETHESDA, MD - What if we could eradicate malaria by engineering a mosquito population that doesn't transmit the disease? What if we could control invasive species that outcompete natural populations? What if we could get rid of ins...


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC