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WASHINGTON (NPR) — Bzzzz… Do you hear that? That’s the sound of a mosquito nearby, its wings fluttering rapidly, generating the sound waves that reach your ears and send signals… Read More
Given the choice between an animal and a human, the Aedes aegypti species prefers … us. A new study explains how that happened.
It’s the only repellent that drives mosquitoes away when they come in contact with it. A new study has a theory about why that is.
The insects were created, using CRISPR, to carry a powerful “gene drive.” The mosquitoes could provide a potent weapon against malaria, but they raise fears about unpredictable environmental effects.