Genetically Engineering Wild Populations Could be Just Around the Corner
We might be able to use selfish genes to cause the population of mosquitoes that carry malaria to crash. Is genetically manipulating these insects out in the wild worth preventing hundreds of millions of people from getting malaria?
Learn more from Dr. Barry Starr of The Tech Museum of Innovation at KQED Science.
US releases images showing Russian rockets hitting Ukraine
Photo: Image released by the US State Department showing what it says is evidence of Russia firing artillery into eastern Ukraine. (via US State Department)
It’s a tragically long list: missing women, ethnic cleansing and spreading diseases. Pick any country — including the United States — and there’s most likely a tragedy you’ll uncover that seriously violates international laws and standards. While unleashing international outrage can sometimes hurt more than it helps, there are some situations where it can make a real impact.