January 25, 2021

The Niche

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gene drive mosquitoes

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What’s more worrisome, potential disease-carrying mosquitoes or releasing self-perpetuating CRISPR gene drive out into the wide world to combat them? We know how the mosquitoes would answer that question, right? And they are fighting back, in a sense, at least in the context of experiments. Mosquitoes were able to develop resistance to gene drive intended to harm their population in intriguing even if disappointing recent studies as reported in an excellent piece by Ewen Callaway over at Nature. This area of study has big health implications. …Read More