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Scientists Are Turning Zika Virus Into A Weapon Against Brain Cancer

Scientists Are Turning Zika Virus Into A Weapon Against Brain Cancer

A devastating viral disease could actually help treat and prevent brain cancer in the future, suggests yet more research, published this week in MBio. Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch and elsewhere successfully used a modified version of the Zika virus to selectively kill off certain stem cells…

Houston Is The Next Battleground In The GMO Mosquito War

Houston Is The Next Battleground In The GMO Mosquito War

Over the past few years, people have been freaking out about a plan to release genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys, concerned that, in addition to combating the spread of the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne illnesses, the mosquitoes would usher in some sort of sci-fi catastrophe. Now, the…