Malaria / Dino-Bird Debate

Guests: David Schneider Whitehead Fellow Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research Massachusetts Institute of Technolgy Cambridge, Massachusetts Craig J. Coates Assistant Professor, Entomology Center for Advanced Invertebrate Molecular Science Texas A&M University College Station, Texas Lawrence Martin Paleontologist Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology Natural History Museum University of Kansas Lawrence, Kansas Malaria kills more than a million people a year, mostly in poor countries that can't afford the public works projects that helped curb the disease in the developed world. Now scientists are looking for new ways to fight malaria, including genetically altering the mosquitos that carry it. In this hour, we'll take a look at new high-tech weapons in the war against malaria. Plus, did birds come from dinosaurs or reptiles? The latest in the ongoing debate.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Support comes from