Gene drive – take the wheel against malaria

Scientists are coming closer and closer to the dreams of genetic engineering just aboutanything for any purpose. Now we can drive those dreams home by engineering mosquitos inorder to eliminate malaria, one of the biggest health and economic threats faced bydeveloping nations.The new tool – known as the gene drive – lets us genetically modify … Continue reading Gene drive – take the wheel against malaria

Chaos under control (from butterflies to Hitler)

Lorentz attractorWhen things are chaotic, the little details make big differences. If we can use this to control and overcome the forces of nature, we can use it in other ways, too. But how much does it really help us?Sometimes it's the way things start that really decides how things will go.When mathematician Edward Lorenz … Continue reading Chaos under control (from butterflies to Hitler)