Mosquitoes have an Achilles heel in their genes

Summer has only just begun and already, you can’t stand mosquitoes spoiling your evenings? Researchers may well have found a new solution to your problem. A genetic Achilles’ heel that would prevent disease-carrying mosquitoes from reproducing. To grow and develop, to reach sexual maturity, all insects rely on a hormone steroid called ecdysone. A ” … Read more

Billions of genetically modified mosquitoes released in the US

Rory Morrow United Kingdom here 4 minutes Male mosquitoes do not bite or spread disease. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has authorized the release of more than 2 billion genetically modified mosquitoes in the states of California and Floridawith the aim of combating diseases such as dengue fever and the Zika virus. The … Read more