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Aedes aegypti

Some Facts About Florida’s Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

A new genetic-modification technique known as RIDL (Release of Insects carrying a Dominant Lethal) tinkers with the DNA of male mosquitoes, which do not bite people or other animals. When males mate, they pass on a lethal gene that cause all their offspring to die.

Entomology 2014: Portland, Oregon

This post is by Dr. Cameron Webb, a medical entomologist from Australia who is on has already begun the long journey to Portland for Entomology 2014. In it, he lists some cool things to see in the city of Portland and some upcoming highlights from the meeting in the field of medical entomology and public health. Follow him on Twitter at @Mozziebites, and follow his blog at http://cameronwebb.wordpress.com.

X-rays Can be Used to Sterilize Mosquitoes

Since the 1950s, scientists have used radiation to sterilize insects, which are then released into the wild to mate, but no offspring are produced. Known as the sterile insect technique […]