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Driving Down Pests

By | August 28, 2017

A computer model estimates that gene-drive technology could wipe out populations of an invasive mammal on islands. 

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Gene Drive’s Achilles Heel

By | May 22, 2017

Rare genetic variants could blunt efforts to destroy pest populations. 

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Arthropods Abundant in American Homes

By | January 21, 2016

The average US household contains 62 distinct families of arthropod species, according to an entomological census.

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Genome Digest

By | February 6, 2014

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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Top Genomes of 2013

By | December 26, 2013

What researchers learned as they dug through the most highly cited genomes published this year

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Bed Bug-Trapping Plants

By | April 11, 2013

Scientists are trying to create pest control devices inspired by tiny hooks on bean plant leaves.

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Memory Tools for Plants

By | June 4, 2012

How plants pass defenses to offspring through a complex molecular network

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Seeds Inherit Memories of Enemies

By | May 31, 2012

Infested plants pass on a defense memory of pests and pathogens to help the next generation withstand invasions.

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