Mosquito sabotage

BBC– Another fascinating story about using “biological weapons” against mosquito-borne illnesses like dengue fever and malaria. There’s been talking of engineering parasites that can take down the disease vectors. In this case, they’ve essentially inserted a self-destruct gene into the population. While the unprecedented nature makes it sound a little scary, I think we’re on the cusp of employing one of these tools to great affect.

"The GM larvae also carry a fluorescent gene that distinguishes them from wild relatives"


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