Should we kill all the mosquitos??

Should we kill all the mosquitos??

2018, Oct 24    

Did you know mosquitoes are the deadliest animal on Earth? (Neither did we!) With gene editing, it may be possible to eradicate these bugs that transmit diseases to humans…but is it a good idea to kill an entire species? In this episode, James dives into the science of how researchers aim to do this (and whether they should).

Grad Student Highlight: Alex Barth from Caltech in Pasadena, CA shares her research!

Check out the CNN news article here, the Smithsonian paper here, and the Nature paper here.

Also, here’s an interesting article applying CRISPR to genetically modify ground cherries!

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