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A woman sits at a lab table while holding a small tray and a brush, with several other smaller trays sitting nearby on the table.

A new study by researchers in Florida finds that male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes live longer when irradiated as adults rather than pupae, an important advance in protocols for deploying the sterile insect technique to manage wild populations of disease-transmitting mosquitoes. Here Johanna Bajonero-Cuervo of the Lee County (Florida) Mosquito Control District separates mosquito pupae into batches.

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