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The Wipeout Gene

A new breed of genetically modified mosquitoes carries a gene that cripples its own offspring. They could crush native mosquito populations and block the spread of disease. And they are already in the air—though that's been a secret...

October 24, 2011 — Bijal P. Trivedi

Pathogen Genomics Has Become Dirt Cheap

Microbiologist Paul Keim at the ScienceWriters2011 conference in Flagstaff on October 16 explained that sequencing a pathogen's genome has dropped in 10 years from $500,000 to as low as $10...

October 21, 2011

Spherical Eats

The chemistry of encased mussels and other edible orbs

October 8, 2011 — W. Wayt Gibbs and Nathan Myhrvold

Primal Brain in the Modern Classroom

Evolution biased the human mind to attend to some types of information over others—often the exact opposite of what teachers wish children would learn

October 6, 2011 — David C. Geary
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