Genetically modified mosquitos can’t find human prey

The following is an excerpt.

Scientists have discovered that mutating a smell-related gene in mosquitoes hinders their ability to sniff out humans from other warm-blooded prey.

Researchers said the findings, published May 27 in the journal Nature, clearly show how important scent is to mosquito “hunting preferences.” And they hope the results will pave the way to better weapons against the mosquitoes that transmit diseases including malaria and dengue fever.

Read the full article here: Mosquitoes With Altered Gene Can’t Sniff People Out

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