Brooke Borel

Brooke Borel is a contributing editor at Popular Science and typically writes about science. 

Articles by Brooke Borel

How Genetically Modified Mice Could One Day Save Island Birds

July 07, 2017 — CRISPR, a new gene-editing technology, has the potential to help scientists combat invasive predators. But is tinkering with nature worth the risk?

6 Horrifying Bird Plagues—and How to Stop Them

November 01, 2015 — These tiny scourges can cause mass casualties among avians.