Mosquito massacre: Can we safely tackle malaria with a CRISPR gene drive?

Mosquito massacre: Can we safely tackle malaria with a CRISPR gene drive?

Ricki Lewis | 
CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing quickly decimated two caged populations of malaria-bearing mosquitoes (Anopheles gambiae) in a recent study, introducing a new ...

Viewpoint: Battling deadly disease with gene drives is worth the limited risk

Brian Lovett, Isobel Ronai | 
The fate of society rests in part on how humans navigate their complicated relationship with insects – trying to save ...
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It’s disease-carrying mosquito season, but coronavirus cripples response

Monitoring and killing mosquitoes is a key public health task used to curb the spread of deadly disease. In recent ...
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‘Enormous potential’: Recently discovered microbe could protect mosquitoes from malaria

James Gallagher | 
Scientists have discovered a microbe that completely protects mosquitoes from being infected with malaria. The team in Kenya and the ...

EPA approves GM mosquito trial in Florida Keys to combat zika virus and dengue fever

Nancy Klingener | 
A plan to test genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys has received approval from the federal government. For more ...

Mosquitoes engineered to resist dengue could become gene drive weapon against the deadly disease

Genelle Weule | 
Locked in a secure lab near Melbourne is the newest addition in the fight against dengue: genetically engineered mosquitoes that ...

We have the power to wipe out mosquitoes and malaria—but is that a good idea?

Jennifer Kahn | 
Gene drives have yet to be tested outside the lab, and even the most developed project to date — the ...
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New dengue fever defense? Mosquitoes infected with common bacteria can’t transmit dangerous virus

Emily Makowski | 
Mosquitoes infected with Wolbachia bacteria and released into the wild are associated with a sharp decrease in dengue fever infections in humans, ...
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Viewpoint: Environmental gene editing shows promise, but requires ‘careful oversight’

In Burkina Faso, the government is considering the use of genetically modified mosquitoes to eradicate malaria. In Nantucket, Mass., officials ...
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