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The idea of introducing genetic modifications into wild populations of insects to stop them from spreading diseases is more than 40 years old. Synthetic disease refractory genes have been successfully generated for mosquito vectors of dengue fever and human malaria. Equally important is the development of population transformation systems to drive and(More)
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  • Talia Bar, Asaf Zussman, +6 authors Dan Wszolek
  • 2005
This paper exploits a unique natural experiment — Cornell University's 1996 decision to publish course median grades online-to examine the effect of grade information on course selection and grade inflation. We model students' course selection as dependent on their tastes, abilities, and expected grades. The model yields three testable hypotheses: (1)(More)
The intense focus on studying human height has done more than any other genetic analysis to advance our understanding of the heritability of highly complex phenotypes. Here, we describe in detail the properties of a previously unexplored trait in Drosophila melanogaster that shares many salient properties with human height. The total length of the pupal(More)
Pioneering technologies (e.g., nanotechnology, synthetic biology or climate engineering) are often associated with potential new risks and uncertainties that can become sources of controversy. The communication of information during their development and open exchanges between stakeholders is generally considered a key issue in their acceptance. While the(More)
Transgenic constructs intended to be stably established at high frequencies in wild populations have been demonstrated to “drive” from low frequencies in experimental insect populations. Linking such population transformation constructs to genes which render them unable to transmit pathogens could eventually be used to stop the spread of vector-borne(More)
  • Sabin, Hurley, +21 authors Monk A
  • 1987
The participants in the workshop were requested t o bring their 10 favorite references on user interfac e development tools. Approximately one third of th e workshop attendees complied with this reauest, and th e following bibliography was constructed from the materia l they contributed. The entries in the bibliography fall int o two groups. The first group(More)
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