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Latest updates on Zika – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on February 5th, 2016.

As more Zika virus cases are reported in South America and the Pacific, media attention has turned to GM mosquitoes and the first  infection – a pregnant woman – reported in Europe. In Spain, health authorities have confirmed a pregnant woman recently returned from Columbia is infected with the virus. It is the first reported […]

GM mosquitoes to tackle malaria – experts respond

John Kerr posted in 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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