Chris Wilson

1 Gates Foundation’s next Grand Challenge: Vaccinating Plants

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has done a lot to boost the science and delivery of vaccines for human health and to assist in the fight against disease. Now, the Seattle philanthropy would like to start vaccinating crop plants to help poor farmers. “Not many people realize it but…

1 Bill Gates: Collecting the next round of wacky ideas

Why does the Gates Foundation keep funding all those wacky ideas like trying to use infrared light to confuse mosquitoes or manipulating bacterial spores into serving as vaccine delivery modules? Because they think sometimes it works best to turn the routine scientific review process on its head. “Science grant applications…