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Viewpoint: Battling deadly disease with gene drives is worth the limited risk

The fate of society rests in part on how humans navigate their complicated relationship with insects – trying to save ...
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CRISPR gene drives could eliminate many vector-driven pests and diseases, but challenges remain

A functioning gene drive system could fundamentally change our strategies for the control of vector-borne diseases by facilitating rapid dissemination ...
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Viewpoint: GMO skeptics abuse UN Biodiversity Conference to promote anti-biotech agenda

Countless people continue to suffer and die needlessly as a result of the arbitrary and unscientific restrictions forged at the ...
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We have the power to wipe out mosquitoes and malaria—but is that a good idea?

Gene drives have yet to be tested outside the lab, and even the most developed project to date — the ...
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Genetically modified mosquitoes are a small price to pay for malaria eradication

Will opponents of gene engineering deny prevention to suffering families? ...
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Infographic: Here’s how gene drives would fight mosquitos, malaria

Gene drives have rapidly become a routine technology in some laboratories; scientists can now whip up a drive in months ...
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Gene drives: Why the best option for fighting mosquito-borne diseases is the ‘mosquito itself’

Gene drives are now a viable method of fighting mosquito-borne disease ...
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Gene drives reach their next frontier: Mammals

Tiny snippets of engineered DNA, gene drives are nuclear-grade powerhouses that utterly destroy the rules of inheritance. Rather than the classic ...
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Viewpoint: Gene drive technology could eliminate malaria. But we must get it right, first

People don’t give people malaria: The 460 species of mosquitoes in the genus Anopheles do, and researchers are taking aim at them ...
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Rodent-targeting gene drive could be delivered through CRISPR

Scientists are getting closer to creating a genetic pest-control measure against rodents. Female mice engineered to carry a genetic cut-and-paste machine ...
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After dodging a ban, what’s in store for gene drives in 2019?

With gene drive techniques, we could—perhaps rapidly and inexpensively—wipe out malaria’s hosts for good, and consign it to the list ...
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Precautionary principle may threaten progress of agriculture, medicine in Africa, expert says

An over-reliance on the precautionary principle threatened to impede innovation in decisions made at [the recent] Convention on Biological Diversity ...
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Viewpoint: Why gene drives should be left in the hands of nonprofits

Gene drive and other methods of editing the genomes of wild organisms could save millions of lives and prevent billions ...
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Does CRISPR gene editing = GMO? Biotechnology skeptics may split on how to regulate New Breeding Technologies

The movement opposed to products that have been called "GM" maybe splitting into two, with one faction considering to taking ...