New flightless female mosquito to help control dengue fever

From the press release:

When genetically altered male mosquitoes mate with wild females and pass on their genes, females of the next generation are unable to fly. Scientists estimate that if released, the new breed could sustainably suppress the native mosquito population in six to nine months. The approach offers a safe, efficient alternative to harmful insecticides.

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Wait, did you hear that? Oh, I thought I heard the sound of a food chain collapsing from the bottom up. Never mind! :-)

Food Chain Jenga is fun for the whole family!

Also, Dengue Fever totally sounds like cover band you could hire for your prom.

Author: Father Silouan Thompson

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