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.

malaria
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.
Image of the Day: An Eyeful
Image of the Day: An Eyeful
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Apr 30, 2018
The physiological changes that can occur in the retinas of patients with cerebral malaria may provide a useful approach to diagnosis.
Plant Engineered to Produce Higher Levels of Antimalarial Compound
Plant Engineered to Produce Higher Levels of Antimalarial Compound
Catherine Offord | Apr 25, 2018
Researchers used the genome sequence of Artemisia annua to boost the plant’s production of artemisinin.
Children With Malaria Smell More Attractive to Mosquitoes
Children With Malaria Smell More Attractive to Mosquitoes
Shawna Williams | Apr 17, 2018
The parasite changes people’s scent, primarily due to an increase in aldehydes.
Ruth Nussenzweig, Malaria Researcher, Dies
Ruth Nussenzweig, Malaria Researcher, Dies
Jim Daley | Apr 5, 2018
The microbiologist’s research led to the development of the first human malaria vaccine.
Image of the Day: Hungry Hookworms
Image of the Day: Hungry Hookworms
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Mar 26, 2018
Researchers discover anti-malarials called quinolones can halt the development of the parasites, offering a potential therapeutic avenue.
Image of the Day: Glowing Larva
Image of the Day: Glowing Larva
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Mar 9, 2018
Researchers identified a gene in mosquitoes that moderates their susceptibility to malaria parasite infection. 
Parasitologist, Reprogrammed: A Profile of David Roos
Parasitologist, Reprogrammed: A Profile of David Roos
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 1, 2018
After discovering a novel organelle found in protozoan parasites, the University of Pennsylvania’s Roos created a widely used eukaryotic pathogen database.
Image of the Day: Skeeter Eater
Image of the Day: Skeeter Eater
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Feb 22, 2018
Geckos could help control mosquito-borne diseases, but their effectiveness depends on the environment.