Malaysia Messes With Mosquito Genes to Fight Dengue Fever

October 12, 2010 by  
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Photo via aussiegall Mosquitos are the bane of humans as they’re a primary way diseases from malaria to dengue fever are spread. Malaysia has been fighting a frustrated battle with dengue fever, and might become the first Asian country to use genetically engineered insects, rather than pesticides or managed water ways, to fight against the spread of the disease. But could releasing mosquitoes with modified genes have even worse unintended consequences?…

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Malaysia Messes With Mosquito Genes to Fight Dengue Fever

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