The 1-year-old is currently in critical condition and is being treated at the Georgetown University Medical Center. Methadone, an opioid medication, was found to have poisoned the child during a medical evaluation.
Researchers found that mindfulness meditation was more effective thatn Stress Management courses. Mindfulness medication lowers stress hormones and decreases inflammation in the body.
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.