No Ban on Gene Drives: UN Convention
No Ban on Gene Drives: UN Convention
United Nations members agree to some restrictions on the technology, but not a total suspension of its use.
No Ban on Gene Drives: UN Convention
No Ban on Gene Drives: UN Convention

United Nations members agree to some restrictions on the technology, but not a total suspension of its use.

United Nations members agree to some restrictions on the technology, but not a total suspension of its use.

infectious disease, biodiversity
Image of the Day: Single-Cell Surprises
Image of the Day: Single-Cell Surprises
Jef Akst | Nov 15, 2018
Researchers identify a new species of Hemimastigophora protist, and suggest the group should be promoted from a phylum to a supra-kingdom.

Ebola Clinical Trial to Begin Amid Outbreak in DRC
Ebola Clinical Trial to Begin Amid Outbreak in DRC
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 12, 2018
The study will examine the efficacy of four drugs—an antiviral and three monoclonal antibodies—that are already being used to treat patients in Democratic Republic of Congo.
First Universal Flu Vaccine to Enter Phase 3 Trial
First Universal Flu Vaccine to Enter Phase 3 Trial
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 12, 2018
Numerous experimental vaccines that aim to provide multi-season protection are in human studies.
Without Action, Drug-Resistant “Superbugs” Will Kill Millions in Europe
Without Action, Drug-Resistant “Superbugs” Will Kill Millions in Europe
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 8, 2018
A report also concludes that an investment of $2 per person per year could forestall that fate.
Deadly Swine Disease Spreads Among Pigs in China
Deadly Swine Disease Spreads Among Pigs in China
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 25, 2018
Tens of thousands of hogs are being slaughtered to stop its spread.
Image of the Day: New Tiny Frog
Image of the Day: New Tiny Frog
Jef Akst | Oct 23, 2018
A newly described amphibian has such a small range in southern Brazil that it’s already critically endangered.
More Reports of Children Being Paralyzed by Mysterious Disease
More Reports of Children Being Paralyzed by Mysterious Disease
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 17, 2018
Dozens of cases of acute flaccid myelitis have occurred this year, and while it resembles polio, health officials have ruled out poliovirus.
DRC Government Cracks Down on Patients Refusing Ebola Care
DRC Government Cracks Down on Patients Refusing Ebola Care
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 10, 2018
As cases ramp up in Democratic Republic of Congo, the government has banned housing Ebola victims and promises police escorts for health workers at burials.
Leprosy Researcher Wayne Meyers Dies
Leprosy Researcher Wayne Meyers Dies
Catherine Offord | Oct 2, 2018
An accomplished infectious disease scientist, Meyers spent the 1960s treating and studying the condition in central Africa.