John Kerr posted in genetic modification • GM • malaria • mosquitoes • pest control on June 12th, 2014.
A genetic tweak that leads to mosquitoes producing mainly male offspring has the potential to rapidly knock back populations of the disease spreading insect. UK researcher developed a system which interferes with male mosquitoes’ ability to pass on the X chromosome — necessary for creating female offspring — in their sperm. When introduced to caged […]
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