HOW TO FIGHT ZIKA: A controversial genetic technology that could wipe out the Zika virus will be available soon, according to the MIT Technology Review. “The technology, called a ‘gene drive,’ was demonstrated only last year in yeast cells, fruit flies and a species of mosquito that transmits malaria. It uses the gene-snipping technology CRISPR to force a genetic change to spread through a population as it reproduces,” essentially creating self-annihilating mosquitos, the publication reports. Of course, this feature raises many concerns: “What if the DNA change somehow jumps to other insects? If things were to go wrong, would scientists be able to recall it?”
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Twitter said Friday that it has suspended more than 125,000 accounts for promoting terrorism related to ISIS since the middle of last year, The Washington Post reports. “The news comes as Obama administration officials have appealed to tech companies such as Twitter to help counter violent extremism online. The company has also been under pressure from groups that track jihadi activity on the Internet to do more to remove ISIS propaganda from its platforms,” the paper writes.