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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.
UN Rejects Calls for Moratorium on Gene Drive Research
Joshua A. Krisch | Dec 23, 2016
Activists claim the technology is too risky, but scientists advise the United Nations to continue to support gene drive research.
Missing Link in Malaria Evolution Discovered in Historical Specimens
Ben Andrew Henry | Dec 1, 2016
A family’s collection of antique microscope slides became a trove of genetic information about the eradicated European malaria pathogen.
Researchers Propose Solution to Gene Drive Technology Problem
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 23, 2016
Scientists are getting to closer to developing a technique that can suppress mosquito populations on a continental scale, based on preliminary modeling results.
Public Health Leader Dies
Kerry Grens | Oct 26, 2016
Jack Woodall, an epidemiologist and former columnist at
cofounded the infectious disease outbreak reporting system ProMED.
Fighting Zika with Bacteria-Laden Mosquitos
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 26, 2016
Scientists in South America are testing the strategy of infecting mosquitos with
, an approach intended to reduce Zika transmission.
Congress Approves $1.1 Billion for Zika
Kerry Grens | Sep 30, 2016
The money will go toward vaccine development and assisting communities at risk.
Mosquitoes Also Spread Zika?
Tracy Vence | Sep 29, 2016
Researchers report conflicting results.
Bob Grant | Sep 7, 2016
Virus’s genome to aid in diagnoses; bees caught in crossfire of mosquito sprays; Zika spreads in Asia; US Congress revisits Zika funding
Mosquitoes Inherit Zika: Study
Tracy Vence | Aug 30, 2016
The virus can be vertically transmitted by female
mosquitoes to their offspring, scientists show.