GM mosquitoes
Gene Drive Limitations
Gene Drive Limitations
Jef Akst | Oct 9, 2017
In lab populations of genetically engineered mosquitoes, mutations arose that blocked the gene drive’s spread and restored female fertility.
Texas Considers GM Mosquitoes
Texas Considers GM Mosquitoes
Kerry Grens | Mar 28, 2017
In an effort to prevent the spread of Zika virus, Harris County officials are in discussions with Oxitec to release insects engineered to produce short-lived offspring.
Infographic: Using Gene Drive to Control Malaria
Infographic: Using Gene Drive to Control Malaria
Tony Nolan and Andrea Crisanti | Dec 31, 2016
For years, researchers have looked to genetically modify mosquitoes to prevent the spread of malaria. Now they have a promising strategy.
FDA: GM Mosquitoes Safe for Environment
FDA: GM Mosquitoes Safe for Environment
Kerry Grens | Aug 5, 2016
Other government authorities have yet to evaluate a proposal aimed at reducing populations of Zika-carrying insects in Florida.
GM Mosquitoes Reduce Dengue Cases in Brazil
GM Mosquitoes Reduce Dengue Cases in Brazil
Jef Akst | Jul 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.