14 September 2011 (Wednesday) - Mosquitoes

Here’s a thought. Genetically modified screwworm flies and tsetse flies have been created which when released into the wild mate with indigenous flies to produce young which die before reaching maturity and breeding. Populations of these flies therefore die out, and so the diseases they carry are also eradicated.

Genetically modified mosquitoes are currently being released in Brazil to wipe out Dengue fever. I wonder if something similar might eventually do for malaria…?

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