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The US government has approved the deployment of the lab-raised insects to eliminate the Zika- and dengue-transmitting Asian tiger mosquito.

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Gene Drive Limitations

By | October 9, 2017

In lab populations of genetically engineered mosquitoes, mutations arose that blocked the gene drive’s spread and restored female fertility.

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Pregnant Women Absent from Zika Vaccine Trials

By | August 14, 2017

Some vaccine developers are taking steps to include them, in line with bioethicists' urging, but it will likely take years before any expectant mothers are enrolled.

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Suspected Yellow Fever Outbreak in Brazil

By | January 19, 2017

According to the World Health Organization, relatively low vaccination coverage in the state of Minas Gerais “could favor the rapid spread of the disease.”

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Using Gene Drives to Limit the Spread of Malaria

By | January 1, 2017

Introducing genetic changes into mosquito populations could be key to effective malaria control.

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Infographic: Using Gene Drive to Control Malaria

By | January 1, 2017

For years, researchers have looked to genetically modify mosquitoes to prevent the spread of malaria. Now they have a promising strategy.

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A family’s collection of antique microscope slides became a trove of genetic information about the eradicated European malaria pathogen.

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Researchers Propose Solution to Gene Drive Technology Problem

By | November 23, 2016

Scientists are getting to closer to developing a technique that can suppress mosquito populations on a continental scale, based on preliminary modeling results.

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Fighting Zika with Bacteria-Laden Mosquitos

By | October 26, 2016

Scientists in South America are testing the strategy of infecting mosquitos with Wolbachia, an approach intended to reduce Zika transmission.

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Can Culex Mosquitoes Also Spread Zika?

By | September 29, 2016

Researchers report conflicting results.

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