Modifying Genes in Mosquitoes Could Save Millions From Malaria and Dengue

Modifying Genes in Mosquitoes Could Save Millions From Malaria and Dengue

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are controversial, particularly when it comes to food products. While the results tamper with nature, the effects can be positive. In fact, some attempts at modifying genes could save millions of lives, particularly the recent attempts to modify mosquitoes to be resistant to malaria and dengue fever. Scientists have created a […]

Dengue Discoveries Preventing Deadly Disease

Dengue Discoveries Preventing Deadly Disease

Recent research into mosquitos and the deadly dengue virus shows new promise for preventing transmission of the disease. Roughly 50 to 100 million cases of infection are reported annually, and several tropical countries saw an increase in their numbers during 2013. In Costa Rica for example, the number of registered cases more than doubled, increasing by […]