Engineered Mosquitoes Are Fully Resistant to Dengue Virus

Scientists at Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) have decided to focus on Aedes aegypti mosquitos, which act as the number one disease vector for the dengue virus intending to end what they see as a global epidemic.…
Mosquitoes Spread Deadly West Nile Virus Across The US

Last year, 167 people were killed in the US after being infected with the West Nile virus. Although the increase is small, experts encourage people to protect themselves against mosquito bites during the summer. According to the CDC, a total…
Gene Editing To Wipe Out Entire Mosquito Populations

A recent study conducted by the Imperial College London and published the journal Nature Biotechnology revealed that gene editing could be used to wipe out entire mosquito populations. The scientists tested their new method on Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes which are known to transmit malaria.…
Mosquitoes Remember Threats And Avoid Them In Future

The little annoying and disease-carrying insects, mosquitoes, are associating near-death experiences with scent and will avoid future interactions with the ‘danger’. A study published in ‘Current Biology’ reveals an astonishing and important aspect of mosquitoes. More specifically, scientists have noticed…