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Genetic Engineering

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The EPA has given permission to test a controversial pest control method — using engineered mosquitoes to reduce the population of wild ones

A close up photo illustration of two mosquitoes.
A close up photo illustration of two mosquitoes.
Photo illustration, source: Mauro Pimentel/AFP/Getty Images


It’s a key first step toward using pigs to solve the world’s donor organ shortage

Credit: Minipigs/Wikimedia Commons


A scientist claims he used CRISPR to create gene-edited twins

He Jiankui at the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing in Hong Kong on Nov. 28. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty


Synthetic biology doesn’t have to be scary. And it might even save us.

An illustration of a light saber handle with a DNA sequence as its beam.
An illustration of a light saber handle with a DNA sequence as its beam.
Illustration: Carissa Knipe

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