Engineering Mosquitos to Prevent the Transmission of Diseases

Posted on December 20, 2016  Comments (2)

Mosquitos are responsible for huge amount of suffering and death. In 2015 200,000,000 people were infected with malaria and 500,000 died.

It is amazing what knowledge science has provided about the causes of human disease. It is great to have videos like this available that let us learn a bit about it from a short and understandable video.

Using our scientific knowledge to design and implement solutions offers great possibilities. But we also have to worry about the risks of such attempts. Making decisions about what risks to take requires well informed people that are able to understand the opportunities and risks and make intelligent decisions.

Related: Video showing malaria breaking into cellScientists Building a Safer Mosquito (2006)Engineering Mosquitoes to be Flying Vaccinators (2010)

2 Responses to “Engineering Mosquitos to Prevent the Transmission of Diseases”

  1. Daniel
    January 16th, 2017 @ 9:39 pm

    This is a nice discovery …

    mosquito indeed have negative impacts such as malaria and dengue fever, for it is our home usually use electric mosquito repellent and anti-mosquito spray, it is less effective results anyway …

    Thank you for the information

  2. Saran Cantik
    January 21st, 2017 @ 4:28 pm

    very terrible indeed mosquito becomes the most abundant animals causing death, in my neighborhood were so many mosquitoes, may not affect your health

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