Some Latin American cities could soon begin releasing millions of mosquitoes developed with funding from Bill Gates.
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
New research suggests that the gut microbiome plays an important role in childhood malnutrition and might be a pathway to new therapies.
The city of Piracicaba, Brazil is responding to the outbreak of mosquito-borne diseases by genetically altering their mosquito population.
Study of exceptionally healthy old people fails to trace their well-being to specific genes.
Genetically modified mosquitoes seem to stop the spread of disease—but will Brazil, or anyone else, pay for them?
Jeff Huber’s wife died of colon cancer. As the head of Grail, he is on a mission to develop a kind of blood test that could have saved her.
Easy to use. Hard to control. The intelligence community now sees CRISPR as a threat to national safety.
An online store for information about your genes will make it cheap and easy to learn more about your health risks and predispositions.
Availability: this year
Genetically engineered immune cells are saving the lives of cancer patients. That may be just the start.
Availability: 1-2 years