Kim Cooper and Hannah Grunwald write, “As mouse geneticists, we spend a lot of time waiting for mice to make more mice.”

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What is the deadliest animal on earth? It’s a question that brings to mind fearsome lions, tigers, sharks and crocodiles. But the answer is an animal that is no more than 1 centimeter long

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Treaty’s vague language on how researchers can release engineered organisms has both opponents and supporters of the technology claiming victory

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Research is moving fast on the divisive genetic technology, which could help to eradicate diseases but also risks altering ecosystems in unpredictable ways

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Mice Against Ticks

August 23, 2018

Q&A with a panel of experts, including our Ruth Faden, to discuss Mice Against Ticks, a community-guided project which aims to reduce the number disease-carrying ticks on Nantucket

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Experiments in mice suggest that the technology has a long way to go before being used for pest control in the wild

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If residents agree to it. This small village of mud-brick homes in West Africa might seem the least likely place for an experiment at the frontier of biology. Yet scientists here are engaged in what could be the most promising, and perhaps one of the most frightening, biological experiments of our time

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A technology feared for its potential as a bioweapon is attracting interest from farmers as a way to control pests

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