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.

infectious disease
Measles Cases Rise in Outbreaks in Ukraine, Philippines
Measles Cases Rise in Outbreaks in Ukraine, Philippines
Kerry Grens | Feb 14, 2019
The World Health Organization reports that a number of countries are experiencing “sizeable” numbers of the infection due to a failure to vaccinate.
Measles Epidemic Rocks Madagascar
Measles Epidemic Rocks Madagascar
Jef Akst | Feb 7, 2019
The outbreak has infected 50,000 people and killed 300, most of them children, since cases began to crop up in October 2018.
Deforestation Tied to Changes in Disease Dynamics
Deforestation Tied to Changes in Disease Dynamics
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 29, 2019
Numerous studies link habitat destruction to malaria and other vector-borne diseases, but the relationship isn’t always clear.
Opinion: Disease Prediction by Bat Virus Surveys Is a Waste
Opinion: Disease Prediction by Bat Virus Surveys Is a Waste
Merlin Tuttle | Jan 21, 2019
Costly virus hunts are ineffective in protecting public health and have unfairly harmed the historically excellent safety record of bats as beneficial neighbors.
Newly Identified Virus Similar to Ebola, Marburg
Newly Identified Virus Similar to Ebola, Marburg
Kerry Grens | Jan 9, 2019
Menglà virus, detected in bats in China, infects cells through the same host receptor targeted by the deadly pathogens.
American Health Care Worker Monitored for Ebola Symptoms
American Health Care Worker Monitored for Ebola Symptoms
Shawna Williams | Dec 31, 2018
The person, whose identity has not been revealed, may have been exposed to the virus in Democratic Republic of Congo and is now at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Bats in Sierra Leone Carry Marburg Virus
Bats in Sierra Leone Carry Marburg Virus
Kerry Grens | Dec 31, 2018
It’s the first time the deadly pathogen has been found in West Africa.
Questions Raised About Pertussis Reemergence
Questions Raised About Pertussis Reemergence
Abby Olena | Dec 20, 2018
Scientists debate why the number of whooping cough cases is up, and whether the effectiveness of a vaccine introduced within the last two decades is to blame.
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.