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‘Gene drive’ breakthrough creates weaponized mosquito extinction strain

‘Gene drive’ breakthrough creates weaponized mosquito extinction strain The name for this power is called gene drive.First, it forces itself into 99% of a mosquito’s sperm cells, and thus into 99% of its offspring.

The U.N. says pollution is having this effect on 1.7 million children a year

The U.N. says pollution is having this effect on 1.7 million children a year Dirty air and water aren't just unpleasant, they have deadly consequences for the world's youngest inhabitants.7 million children every year, the U.

Controversial Gene Editing Tech Could Be Hard to Control

Controversial Gene Editing Tech Could Be Hard to Control But, another possible use has been gene drive (or the process of manipulating how genes are inherited).For a while now, scientists have suggested that we use CRISPR to, in essence, rid the world of disease-carrying mosquitos — savings tens of millions of lives.