UCI News

The New York Times, Nov. 23, 2015
Engineering mosquitoes’ genes to resist malaria
In a basement on the Irvine campus of the University of California, behind a series of five protective doors, two teams of biologists have created a novel breed of mosquito that they hope will help eradicate malaria from the world. … The anti-malarial antibody genes were developed by a group led by Anthony A. James of the University of California, Irvine ….

CBS News, Nov. 23, 2015
Gene tech helping breed malaria-free mosquitoes
At the University of California, Irvine, molecular biologist Anthony James is developing what he calls “sustainable technologies” − rather than killing mosquitoes, instead rendering them unable to infect people.

The Guardian, Nov. 23, 2015
‘Anti-malarial mosquitoes’ created using controversial genetic technology
“This is a significant first step,” said Professor Anthony James at the University of California, Irvine. “The mosquitoes we created are not the final brand, but we know this technology allows us to efficiently create large populations.”

Los Angeles Times, Nov. 22, 2015
UCI vows better environment for African Americans after complaints
UC Irvine
is vowing to create a more positive environment for African American students. UCI Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Thomas Parham last week outlined the recommendations that were submitted by a task force in June. He also shared what progress has been made, including development of an African American scholars hall and a Black Resource Center.

Associated Press, Nov. 23, 2015
As crime rises in Los Angeles, police, community take action
It’s still too early to pinpoint what’s driving the increased violence across the country and in Los Angeles, said Charis Kubrin, a criminologist at the University of California at Irvine who analyzes crime in Southern California. She said there could be a number of contributing factors ….

The Washington Post, Nov. 20, 2015
The dangerously contagious effect of assisted-suicide laws
Aaron Kheriaty, associate professor of psychiatry and director of the medical ethics program at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine [writes] … The debate over doctor-assisted suicide is often framed as an issue of personal autonomy and privacy. … But presenting the issue in this way ignores the wider social consequences.

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