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GM Mosquitoes Reduce Dengue Cases in Brazil

By Jef Akst | July 18, 2016

Field data from the biotech company Oxitec show that releasing genetically modified male mosquitoes whose offspring die helped reduce dengue cases by 90 percent in one year.

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A Method to Detect Zika-Blocking Bacteria

By Tanya Lewis | July 5, 2016

A team of scientists confirm Wolbachia can prevent mosquitoes from transmitting the virus, while another group finds a reliable way to detect the bacteria.

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Book Excerpt from Blood Sugar

By Anthony Ryan Hatch | July 1, 2016

Author Anthony Ryan Hatch relays his personal experience with metabolic syndrome.

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Hot Off the Presses

By Bob Grant | July 1, 2016

The Scientist reviews Serendipity, Complexity, The Human Superorgasism, and Love and Ruin

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Metabolic Syndrome, Research, and Race

By Anthony Ryan Hatch | July 1, 2016

Scientists who study the lifestyle disorder must do a better job of incorporating political and social science into their work.

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Notable Science Quotes

By The Scientist Staff | July 1, 2016

Human Genome Project-Write; viruses are alpha predators; Zika and the Olympics

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image: “Maleness” Gene Found in Malaria Mosquito

“Maleness” Gene Found in Malaria Mosquito

By Anna Azvolinsky | June 30, 2016

Researchers have identified the male-determining gene in the malaria mosquito, whose expression in females is lethal.

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Opinion: Target the Vector

By Mirco Junker | June 28, 2016

Officials’ increased emphasis on mosquito control could benefit public health efforts beyond the ongoing Zika outbreak. 

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image: Mosquito Bites May Worsen Viral Infection

Mosquito Bites May Worsen Viral Infection

By Tanya Lewis | June 21, 2016

The inflammation may make it easier for viruses like Zika to replicate in a host, according to a mouse study.

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Ancient DNA research suggests that there were two independent agricultural revolutions more than 10,000 years ago.

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