Katherine Mangu-Ward has the scoop on a brilliant plan to rid the world of Malaria using genetically-modified mosquitoes. I had a discussion with someone about this very possibility recently and they scoffed at the very idea. Due to the lack of ubiquitous internets (my hope for temporary, self-organizing nanobot screens to materialize out of thin air and provide connectivity to anyone anywhere in the world), we just had to agree to disagree. I promptly forgot about the discussion and failed to follow up.
If you’d like to do something in the near-term to fight Malaria, donate here.
Update: Not quite what I had in mind with the ubiquitous internets, but getting closer.