Messer Lab — Press

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UC San Diego News CenterScientists Set a Path for Field Trials of Gene Drive Organisms. (Dec 18, 2020)

Laborjournal — Nützlich, lästig, idealisiert. (Nov 11, 2020, in German)

Cornell ChronicleCornell startup Combplex wins $500K in 76West competition. (Oct 22, 2020)

Cornell Chronicle — Merrill Scholars near and far honor their teachers, mentors. (May 21, 2020)

Cornell ChronicleImproved CRISPR gene drive solves problems of old tech. (March 3, 2020)

Science DailyEffective strategies for safeguarding CRISPR gene-drive experiments. (Jan 22, 2019)

PNASJanzen’s mountain passes hypothesis is comprehensively tested in its fifth decade. (Nov 21, 2018)

CSU College News — Integrative research team uncovers new clues behind tropical mountains’ stunning biodiversity. (Nov 5, 2018)

Cornell Chronicle — Study reveals why tropical mountains are so biodiverse. (Nov 5, 2018)

Nature — Machine learning spots natural selection at work in human genome. (Nov 1, 2018)

Science News — In lab tests, this gene drive wiped out a population of mosquitoes. (Sep 24, 2018)

Eco-Evo Evo-Eco — On Simulation, and genealogies. (Sep 8, 2018)

The Molecular Ecologist — Scriptable evolutionary simulations in SLiM 2. (May 25, 2018)

BioScience — Researchers Hit Roadblocks with Gene Drives. (May 22, 2018)

Genes to Genomes — Three GENETICS Articles from 2017 Recognized with Editors’ Choice Awards. (Mar 2, 2018)

Cornell Chronicle — Entrepreneurs present beehive monitoring technology to D.C. policymakers. (Nov 16, 2017)

Quanta Magazine — New Model Warns About CRISPR Gene Drives in the Wild. (Nov 15, 2017)

Nature — US defense agencies grapple with gene drives. (Jul 21, 2017)

The Economist — A promising means of pest control meets some evolutionary truths. (Jul 20, 2017)

GEN — Gene Drives Will Need a Tune-Up to Power Past Resistance. (Jul 20, 2017)

PLoS Genetics — The gene drive bubble: New realities. (Jul 20, 2017)

Science News — Resistance to CRISPR gene drives may arise easily. (Jul 20, 2017)

Gizmodo — Genetically Engineering Nature Will Be Way More Complicated Than We Thought. (Jul 20, 2017)

NOVA Next — How Our Ancient Origins Are Guiding Modern Medicine. (Jul 13, 2017)

Eco-Evo Evo-Eco — Simulating continuous space in SLiM 2. (Apr 22, 2017)

WIRED — Creating Zika-Proof Mosquitoes Means Rigging Natural Selection. (Apr 5, 2017)

Genetics — CRISPR/Cas9 Gene Drive: Growing Pains for a New Technology. (Mar 1, 2017)

KU Today — Research shows nature can beat back scientific tinkering with genes of entire species. (Mar 1, 2017)

Deutschlandradio Kultur — Superwerkzeug der Gentechnik: Wird die Evolution durch CRISPR zum Auslaufmodell? (Feb 9, 2017)

Nature — Gene drives thwarted by emergence of resistant organisms. (Jan 31, 2017)

The Scientist — Natural selection kept Neanderthal DNA in modern humans. (Dec 29, 2016)

NOVA Next — For gene drives, resistance may be inevitable. (Oct 5, 2016)

Genes to Genomes — Can gene drives survive in the wild? (Sep 27, 2016)

The Atlantic: When Evolution Fights Back Against Genetic Engineering. (Sep 12, 2016)

Quanta Magazine — Genetic engineering to clash with evolution. (Sep 8, 2016)

Science News — Seeing the upside in gene drives fatal flaw. (Aug 20, 2016)

Cornell Chronicle — Warbler genomes look to be 99.97 percent alike. (Aug 18, 2016)

All About Birds — Warblers are 99.97 percent alike genetically. (Jul 6, 2016)

Eco-Evo Evo-Eco — Announcing SLiM 2.0. (Apr 5, 2016)

Genes to Genomes — Modeling the promise and peril of gene drives. (Nov 13, 2015)

Cornell Chronicle — New gene drive technology evokes hopes and fears. (Oct 1, 2015)

CALS Notes — Messer tracking rapid evolution with powerful new tools. (Mar 3, 2015)