Study: Gene Drive Wipes Out Lab Mosquitoes
Study: Gene Drive Wipes Out Lab Mosquitoes
No females were produced after eight generations, causing the population to collapse.
Study: Gene Drive Wipes Out Lab Mosquitoes
Study: Gene Drive Wipes Out Lab Mosquitoes

No females were produced after eight generations, causing the population to collapse.

No females were produced after eight generations, causing the population to collapse.

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CRISPR Gene Drive Used to Alter Mouse Coat Color
CRISPR Gene Drive Used to Alter Mouse Coat Color
Shawna Williams | Jul 9, 2018
It’s the first demonstration of the technology in mammals.
The Best Multimedia of 2017
The Best Multimedia of 2017
Catherine Offord | Dec 27, 2017
Editors’ picks of the year’s best in The Scientist infographics.
Gene Drive Limitations
Gene Drive Limitations
Jef Akst | Oct 9, 2017
In lab populations of genetically engineered mosquitoes, mutations arose that blocked the gene drive’s spread and restored female fertility.
Driving Down Pests
Driving Down Pests
Amy Lewis | Aug 28, 2017
A computer model estimates that gene-drive technology could wipe out populations of an invasive mammal on islands. 
Gene Drive’s Achilles Heel
Gene Drive’s Achilles Heel
Kerry Grens | May 22, 2017
Rare genetic variants could blunt efforts to destroy pest populations. 
Gene Drives and Other Controversies
Gene Drives and Other Controversies
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jan 1, 2017
Aedes and Anopheles control; three-parent babies; the PhD glut
Contributors
Contributors
Ben Andrew Henry | Jan 1, 2017
Meet some of the people featured in the January 2017 issue of The Scientist.
Using Gene Drives to Limit the Spread of Malaria
Using Gene Drives to Limit the Spread of Malaria
Tony Nolan and Andrea Crisanti | Jan 1, 2017
Introducing genetic changes into mosquito populations could be key to effective malaria control.
Infographic: Using Gene Drive to Control Malaria
Infographic: Using Gene Drive to Control Malaria
Tony Nolan and Andrea Crisanti | Dec 31, 2016
For years, researchers have looked to genetically modify mosquitoes to prevent the spread of malaria. Now they have a promising strategy.