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‘Gene drive’ breakthrough creates weaponized mosquito extinction strain

The name for this power is called gene drive.First, it forces itself into 99% of a mosquito’s sperm cells, and thus into 99% of its offspring. read more

Zika-spreading mosquitoes are being trapped by 'sweaty' advertising ()

A new advertising billboard in Rio de Janeiro targets not a human audience, but Brazil's population of Zika-spreading mosquitoes.A catch mechanism is positioned at the bottom of the raised billboard to target the mosquitoes which, on average, fly 1. read more