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Genetically engineered  <em>Aedes aegypti </em>

Genetically engineered  Aedes aegypti

| July 16, 2020

After extensive evaluation of the best available science and public input, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted an experimental use permit (EUP) to Oxitec Ltd to field test the use of genetically engineered  Aedes aegypti  mosquitoes as a way to reduce mosquito populations to protect public health from mosquito-borne illnesses. The EPA claimed […]

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Simple innovation for killing mosquito eggs

Simple innovation for killing mosquito eggs

| July 15, 2016

With Canadian Government funding, a team of innovators from Canada and Mexico have successfully tested a low cost, environmentally-friendly way of destroying the eggs of the mosquito genus that spreads dengue, and is likely spreading the Zika virus. The 10 month study, conducted in a remote, urban area of Guatemala, shows the successful development and […]

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Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes in the US

Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes in the US

| February 5, 2016

With the recent revolution in molecular biology many desirable traits can now be engineered into in a wide range of organisms. Genetic engineering of plants and animals is becoming a standard and powerful tool to improve and protect crops and prevent diseases. Transgenic plants have driven the regulatory landscape so far, but other organisms are […]

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MI-Dengue: A novel tool for dengue vector monitoring in Brazil

MI-Dengue: A novel tool for dengue vector monitoring in Brazil

| September 1, 2013

Recent estimates predict over 300 million cases of dengue fever occur every year, transmitted by the Aedes sp. mosquito vector. The disease causes high fevers, headaches, muscle pain, and a characteristic rash. In severe cases, the disease can progress to dengue hemorrhagic fever, resulting in bleeding and blood plasma leakage, and even death. Brazil is […]

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