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Genetically modified mosquitoes are a small price to pay for malaria eradication

Will opponents of gene engineering deny prevention to suffering families? ...
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Something new to worry about: Mosquito-borne brain-infecting EEE virus may be fueled by warming climate

Health officials in several states [have] reported more cases and deaths linked to the Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus. The ...
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Gene drives and other ‘out-of-the-box approaches’ can eradicate malaria by 2050, scientists say

“For too long, malaria eradication has been a distant dream, but now we have evidence that malaria can and should ...
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‘Especially deadly’ mosquito-spread virus kills 3 Americans so far this year

Rhode Island health officials reported that a resident had died after contracting the Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus. The death marks the ...
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Much more than an ‘itchy pest’: Mosquitoes have played a major role in human history

Fifty-two billion people—almost half of the cumulative human population—are thought to have perished at the hands of a creature no ...
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Infographic: Here’s how gene drives would fight mosquitos, malaria

Gene drives have rapidly become a routine technology in some laboratories; scientists can now whip up a drive in months ...
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Fighting mosquitoes with gene editing, fungus and a spider gene

In the hope of finding a new way to fight malaria, scientists have used a spider gene to genetically engineer ...
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Gene drives: Why the best option for fighting mosquito-borne diseases is the ‘mosquito itself’

Gene drives are now a viable method of fighting mosquito-borne disease ...
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Viewpoint: Gene drive technology could eliminate malaria. But we must get it right, first

People don’t give people malaria: The 460 species of mosquitoes in the genus Anopheles do, and researchers are taking aim at them ...
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Gene drive alternative uses CRISPR to control insect populations by creating sterile males

Scientists at the University of California (UC) San Diego and UC Berkeley have developed a new approach to controlling disease-carrying ...
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Viewpoint: An argument against using genetically modified mosquitos to fight malaria in Africa

Some scientists have proposed genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes as a solution to controlling malaria, a scourge that has been around ...
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Can we eradicate malaria with promising new gene drive technique?

Malaria is among the world’s worst scourges. In 2016 the disease, which is caused by a parasite and transmitted by ...
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Micro RNA: Genetic suppression might control insect-borne diseases and limit pesticide use

New methods of controlling mosquitos without chemicals include releasing sterile males, spreading confusing pheromones and, most recently, disrupting egg development ...
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Do GMO mosquitoes designed to eradicate Zika pose unique environmental risks?

Could we live without mosquitos? Maybe, but something else might take their place ...