Some pooches are hardwired to be pessimistic, according to a new study on dogs.
The end of summer is a tragedy for students who dread going back to school. While depression is a common emotion in kids and young adults heading back to school, new research reveals that dogs also feel the "back to school blues".
The BioScience Talks podcast features discussions of topical issues related to the biological sciences. By altering the heritability of certain traits, gene drive technologies have the potential to spread desired genes through wild populations. In practice, this could lead to mosquito populations that, for example, bear traits making them resistant to the spread of malaria. Despite the huge potential for improving human well-being, concern exists that gene drives could fail in the wild or, perhaps more concerning, spread beyond their intended target populations.