The latest blog post on the Plastocene reflects on a genetic technology that could eradicate an entire species of malaria-carrying mosquito.
It sounds like an ethical no-brainer. Some people, however, are a little more hesitant.
“The announcement that a new genetic technology had successfully eradicated a carefully contained population of Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes grabbed headlines last week across the world. It not only indicated an incredible piece of science. It also opened a Pandora’s box of complicated ethical questions………” (read more)
The piece was picked up by the news site boingboing and is linked here.