Gene Drive–Equipped Mosquitoes Released into Lab Environment
Gene Drive–Equipped Mosquitoes Released into Lab Environment
The large-scale experiments aim to test how the technology would fare in the wild, if deployed to knock down populations of the pests.
Gene Drive–Equipped Mosquitoes Released into Lab Environment
Gene Drive–Equipped Mosquitoes Released into Lab Environment

The large-scale experiments aim to test how the technology would fare in the wild, if deployed to knock down populations of the pests.

The large-scale experiments aim to test how the technology would fare in the wild, if deployed to knock down populations of the pests.

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First Successful Gene Drive in Mammals
First Successful Gene Drive in Mammals
Abby Olena | Jan 23, 2019
Researchers use a CRISPR-Cas9 strategy to expand a desired trait from 50 percent of mouse pups to about 72 percent.
No Ban on Gene Drives: UN Convention
No Ban on Gene Drives: UN Convention
Kerry Grens | Nov 30, 2018
United Nations members agree to some restrictions on the technology, but not a total suspension of its use.
Study: Gene Drive Wipes Out Lab Mosquitoes
Study: Gene Drive Wipes Out Lab Mosquitoes
Ashley Yeager | Sep 24, 2018
No females were produced after eight generations, causing the population to collapse.
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