Medical evidence abounds that say drug addiction is a brain disease and yet the general public still consider substance abuse as a form of moral decay.
Teenagers who self-harm are at more risk of developing mental health and substance misuse problems in adults, according to a new study.
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.