Technology

Weekend Reads

This week: Are we really running out of data storage? And can a deadly infection be genetic? You’ll also get a list of must-reads this summer… 

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?