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The Best Multimedia of 2017

By Catherine Offord | December 27, 2017

Editors’ picks of the year’s best in The Scientist infographics.

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Gene Drive Limitations

By Jef Akst | October 9, 2017

In lab populations of genetically engineered mosquitoes, mutations arose that blocked the gene drive’s spread and restored female fertility.

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Driving Down Pests

By Amy Lewis | 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 Kerry Grens | May 22, 2017

Rare genetic variants could blunt efforts to destroy pest populations. 

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Contributors

By Ben Andrew Henry | January 1, 2017

Meet some of the people featured in the January 2017 issue of The Scientist.

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Gene Drives and Other Controversies

By Mary Beth Aberlin | January 1, 2017

Aedes and Anopheles control; three-parent babies; the PhD glut

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Using Gene Drives to Limit the Spread of Malaria

By Tony Nolan and Andrea Crisanti | January 1, 2017

Introducing genetic changes into mosquito populations could be key to effective malaria control.

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Infographic: Using Gene Drive to Control Malaria

By Tony Nolan and Andrea Crisanti | January 1, 2017

For years, researchers have looked to genetically modify mosquitoes to prevent the spread of malaria. Now they have a promising strategy.

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UN Rejects Calls for Moratorium on Gene Drive Research

By Joshua A. Krisch | December 23, 2016

Activists claim the technology is too risky, but scientists advise the United Nations to continue to support gene drive research.

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Researchers Propose Solution to Gene Drive Technology Problem

By Ben Andrew Henry | November 23, 2016

Scientists are getting to closer to developing a technique that can suppress mosquito populations on a continental scale, based on preliminary modeling results.

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