Genetically engineered mosquitoes nearly eradicate dengue fever-spreading bugs

The results of a trial of genetically engineered mosquitoes intended to reduce their ability to transmit dengue fever have been published in the journal PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. The mosquitoes, commonly known as “Friendly Aedes aegypti” mosquitoes in Brazil where the trial took place, were developed by a company called Oxitec. The results of the trial showed … Continue reading Genetically engineered mosquitoes nearly eradicate dengue fever-spreading bugs