New Way to Reduce Diseases Spreading Through Mosquitos

Dr Jayashree,  Medindia,  2021.

Using a gene editing tool known as CRISPR-Cas9 that targets specific genes tied to fertility in male mosquitoes, we can slow the spread of potentially deadly diseases such as Zika, dengue fever and yellow fever. This genome editing tool is creating a buzz in the science world, as it is faster, cheaper and more accurate than previous techniques of editing DNA and has a wide range of potential applications..  Researchers at the Army’s Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies and the University of California Santa Barbara experimented with the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, found in tropical, subtropical and temperate regions throughout the world

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