Sunday 8 February 2015

Genetically modified mosquitoes

On episode ten of WoS which aired on 01/02/2015 we discussed genetically modified mosquitoes (you can view the YouTube video here).

Oxitec are the British company behind the projects we discussed and they have a page with more on the science behind how they incorporate the new gene's into the mosquito’s own DNA, from where it is then copied into every cell of the mosquito’s body. You can find this here.

The petition against releasing the mosquitoes which Richard talks about in his segment now has 147,536 supporters and can be viewed here.

The petition contains some inaccuracies alluded to in the video, which you can see for yourself.

- Richard

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