Volume 23 Issue 11, November 2005

Volume 23 Issue 11

Two male larvae of the malaria vector mosquito Anopheles stephensi showing expression of a green fluorescent protein in their gonads. Differentiating males from females is a crucial aspect of the sterile insect technique (SIT) for mosquito control. Catteruccia et al. describe a genetic sexing technique to identify sterile male mosquitoes for their potential use in SIT programs for controlling malaria, p 1414.



  • News |

    In September the commissioner of the FDA resigned, leaving a leadership vacuum and a lack of certainty that is likely to force biotech companies to stick to pharmaceutical alliances rather than going it alone in seeking drug approval.

    • Jim Kling
  • News |

    A fresh controversy has erupted over Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) cotton after the publication of a study by a government institute in India showing that Bt cotton planted in India is not as efficient in killing bollworms there as it is in the US or China.

    • K.S. Jayaraman
  • In Brief

  • News |

    Neither antibiotech activist nor Dr. Frankenstien, Eduardo Kac is a writer and artist whose theme is that in biotech, as in all science and technology, nothing is as good or as bad as it seems.

    • Stephan Herrera
  • Data Page

  • News Feature

  • News Feature |

    Just three months after the results of two innovative and potentially cost-effective sequencing technologies were announced, one instrument has been launched on the market. Does this mean the $1,000 genome may be within sight? Jim Kling investigates.

    • Jim Kling

Opinion and Comment


News and Views

  • News & Views |

    Testes-specific expression of green fluorescent protein allows automated sex sorting of mosquitoes for population control.

    • Peter W Atkinson
  • News & Views |

    Dendritic cells transplanted into patients for cancer immunotherapy can be tracked by MRI.

    • Laurence Zitvogel
    •  & Thomas Tursz
  • News & Views |

    Sublethal concentrations of antibiotics increase bacterial drug tolerance by promoting biofilm formation.

    • George A O'Toole
    •  & Philip S Stewart
  • News & Views |

    A recent multidisciplinary conference in Crete underscored advances in protein and peptide self-assembly in a variety of biotechnological applications.

    • Andreas Mershin
    • , Brian Cook
    • , Liselotte Kaiser
    •  & Shuguang Zhang

Computational Biology