Infectious Disease

Antibiotic Resistance is in the Air

An international study has found that the air in 19 cities across 13 counties contained genetic material that is known to confer antibiotic resistance in bacteria.

CRISPR Gene-Drive Tested on Mammals for the First Time in History

CRISPR gene drives have been tested in laboratory mice for the first time, offering a way in which multiple genes in mice can be altered to model complex multigenic human diseases. Could this step eventually lead to the eradication of pest species or is the technology still too controversial?