Science, backed in part by philanthropic funding, has made great gains in the global fight against malaria. The World Health Organization estimates that since 2001, these efforts have prevented 6.8 million malaria deaths. What if they all could be avoided? Some 429,000 people still died from malaria in 2015, most of them children. What if we could engineer the extinction of a few species of mosquitos to prevent more deaths? What if doing so required a technology that could, in the wrong hands,...

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