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-infected Mosquitoes Released in Florida
Kerry Grens | Apr 19, 2017
The bacterium causes eggs to die, and spreading treated insects is expected to curb
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.
Bacteria-Treated Mosquitoes Released in More Locations
Kerry Grens | Jan 17, 2017
the insects are expected to reduce the spread of dengue and Zika. But scientists say the approach may have limitations.
Using Gene Drives to Limit the Spread of Malaria
Tony Nolan and Andrea Crisanti | Jan 1, 2017
Introducing genetic changes into mosquito populations could be key to effective malaria control.
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.
UN Rejects Calls for Moratorium on Gene Drive Research
Joshua A. Krisch | Dec 23, 2016
Activists claim the technology is too risky, but scientists advise the United Nations to continue to support gene drive research.
Missing Link in Malaria Evolution Discovered in Historical Specimens
Ben Andrew Henry | Dec 1, 2016
A family’s collection of antique microscope slides became a trove of genetic information about the eradicated European malaria pathogen.
Researchers Propose Solution to Gene Drive Technology Problem
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 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.
Public Health Leader Dies
Kerry Grens | Oct 26, 2016
Jack Woodall, an epidemiologist and former columnist at
cofounded the infectious disease outbreak reporting system ProMED.
Fighting Zika with Bacteria-Laden Mosquitos
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 26, 2016
Scientists in South America are testing the strategy of infecting mosquitos with
, an approach intended to reduce Zika transmission.