A cross-disciplinary team is calling for public discussion about a potential new way to solve longstanding global ecological problems by using an emerging technology called "gene drives." The advance could potentially lead to powerful new ways of combating malaria and other insect-borne diseases, controlling invasive species and promoting sustainable agriculture. Kenneth Oye is author of the Science paper and director of the Center's Program on Emerging Technologies.
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CIS Awards 16 Summer Study Grants
The Center is pleased to announce the recipients of its summer study grants. The grants have been awarded to sixteen doctoral students in international affairs at MIT. Each will receive up to $3,000 for summer studies, which may be used for fieldwork, archival research, or home-based research and write-up. Criteria for the awards include the importance of the research question, the quality of the research proposal, and strong letters of support.