Weekly Web Harvest for 2017-03-12

  • xkcd: Chat Systems

    I need to make image embedding possible for these weekly posts

  • Gene drives could halt malaria in West Africa — if residents agree to it

    These scientists are planning to release mosquitoes equipped with “gene drives,” a technology that overrides nature’s genetic rules to give every baby mosquito a certain trait that normally only half would acquire. Once such an insect gets out into the wild, it will move indiscriminately and spread its modified trait without respect for political borders.