The WHO has released its latest look into the state of malaria worldwide — and the news is both good (malaria-related deaths have fallen by half since 2000 and contraction has fallen by about a third) and bad (doctors are also seeing increasing resistance to existing medicines). You can check out the full report here.

To break a stalemate between the two (and counting) committees charged with deciding whether to destroy the last smallpox samples, the WHO has come up with an optimistic solution: another committee. You can read an update on what's going on in the process over at Nature.