from the “great idea if it works” files.
It seems a group of scientists in the UK have found a way to skew the m:f ratio of offspring from 50:50 to be 95 percent male. And since it’s the females who spread malaria, this has some potential. That is, if it works on a commercial scale, if The Usuals don’t block it, and, of course, if nothing goes wrong, goes wrong, goes wrong…
more info: http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2014/140610/ncomms4977/full/ncomms4977.html
or for a readable version: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27765974