According to a new study, human activity has been responsible for shaping the planet much before Industrial Revolution. It says that 1,000 years ago, human settlement transformed the face of forests eternally, as reported by Tech Times
A plague that was spread by rats has killed 39 people in recent weeks in Madagascar, reported Arab News.
Recently, Thai authorities arrested a man, O. Visarnkol, and a woman, Clara Rahantamalala, for their roles in smuggling animals into Thailand.
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.