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How mosquitoes with 39selfdestruct39 genes could save us from Zika

How mosquitoes with 39selfdestruct39 genes could save us from Zika


Three ways synthetic biology could annihilate Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases

10 Zika Facts You Need to Know Now

Genetically engineered bugs to fight malaria and Zika? Not so fast, experts say - The Washington Post

A female mosquito in the process of feeding on a human host. (James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control)

The Arrival of the Zika Virus in the U.S. Reminds Us That the First Line of Defense Is Our Own Backyards

Dengue, zika, chikungunya and Mayaro fever mosquito (aedes aegypti) on human skin



Credit: Monash University

... Rubicon River into Italy in 49 BCE has been a metaphor for entering a situation that cannot be reversed. In some ways, that's where we find ourselves ...

Can genetically modified mosquitoes eradicate malaria? | Health | Al Jazeera

Aedes mosquitoes

Pandora's box: how GM mosquitos could have caused Brazil's microcephaly disaster

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Mosquito sex-determining gene could help fight dengue fever

Where Are Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes In The US? The News Is Both Good & Bad

Aedes aegypti mosquito

... of 3500 species of mosquitoes can use your cheap smartphone to tell you if that nearby mosquito will put you at risk of Zika, malaria and dengue fever

Gene drives may cause a revolution, but safeguards and public engagement are needed

An Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits dengue fever and Zika virus. Gene editing technique Crispr-Cas9 could be used to insert maleness genes such as ...

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes transmit viruses that cause dengue, Zika, chikungunya and yellow fever to humans. Credit: John Eisele/Colorado State University ...

A gene drive currently in development could render Anopheles stephensi mosquitoes unable to spread malaria.James Gathany/AP


PHOTO: Mosquitoes are created in a lab with a "self-limiting" gene

Aedes aegypti mosquito, the species which transmits the

Zika Disease: Another Reason to Hate Mosquitoes

Zika virus

The Asian tiger mosquito is known for its black and white striped body and legs. Photo courtesy of Pixabay

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Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are seen at the Laboratory of Entomology and Ecology of the Dengue Branch

the zika virus

Aedes aegypti are one of two species of mosquito known to carry the Zika virus.


Culex mosquito

Grass that isn't mowed can be filled with dangerous insects including Zika virus causing mosquitos. Zika is an infectious virus that stems ...


Aedes aegypti mosquitoes transmit the viruses that cause Zika and dengue. They bite during the

(This is Aedes aegypti, the mosquito spreading Zika.) MARVIN RECINOS/AFP/Getty Images

Unraveling genetic mystery next step in Zika and dengue fight | Vanderbilt News | Vanderbilt University

The Aedes Aegypti mosquito spreads Zika, dengue and yellow fever


mosquito born zika virus


Zika Virus and Pregnancy

Ride With the Mosquito Hunters Protecting the US Against Zika


'Have we lost our mind,' one beekeeper wrote, 'spraying poison from the sky?' Photograph: Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP

The blue in these mosquitoes shows where genes for resisting malaria parasites will be active.

Female mosquito.

With Zika virus spreading rapidly through the Americas, mosquito bites need to be avoided especially by pregnant women. John Tann, cc by 2.0

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The zika virus is only passed on through mosquitoes Credit: Alamy


Mosquitoes keep infecting us with Zika. Maybe we should infect them right back. (Shutterstock)

The Aedes aegypti, which can carry Zika as well as malaria and dengue.

To Fight Malaria, Scientists Try Genetic Engineering To Wipe Out Mosquitoes

Zika can be spread by mosquito Credit: MARVIN RECINOS/AFP

5 things you need to know about Zika

What you need to know about Zika virus - Harvard Health Blog - Harvard Health Publishing

Aedes aegypti mosquitos are seen in a lab at the Fiocruz institute in Recife, Pernambuco

A map from the paper in PLOS Current Outbreaks

Fact about Zika

The Aedes mosquito can transmit Zika virus.

Google working to debug the Zika threat

Mosquitoes genetically modified to pass on a 'kill switch' gene to offspring could stop


A vacuum tube holds a blood-fed strain of Aedes aegypti mosquito in place under a microscope. Credit: Jeff Miller

July 5, 2017: Mosquitoes That Can Transmit Zika Found in Pasadena


An aedes aegypti mosquito is photographed through a microscope at the Fiocruz institute in Recife, Brazil. (Felipe Dana/AP)

Researchers looking for volunteers willing to be infected with Zika virus - CBS News

'Herd immunity' may be curbing U.S. Zika numbers

An Aedes Aegypti mosquito on human skin in a lab in Cali, Colombia. Scientists

We Have the Technology to Destroy All Zika Mosquitoes - MIT Technology Review

Image of oxitec's mosquito pupae emerging.

Genetically modified mosquitoes - Dr. Axe

What You Need to Know About the Zika Virus

Voters in This Florida County Just Approved GM Mosquitoes to Fight Zika

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CDC-Oxford 'Death Gene' is Key to Brazilian Babies Microcephaly


View of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes infected with the Wolbachia bacterium at the Oswaldo Cruz foundation in

The larvae of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are photographed in a lab in Cali, Colombia,

The zika virus could cause long-term damage to fertility, a new study suggests

The Zika virus has now arrived on Indonesia's shores, according to Australia