Monday, February 04, 2013

Lunch Talk: (@TED) Re-engineering mosquitos

In a single year, there are 200-300 million cases of malaria and 50-100 million cases of dengue fever worldwide. So: Why haven't we found a way to effectively kill mosquitoes yet? Hadyn Parry presents a fascinating solution: genetically engineering male mosquitoes to make them sterile, and releasing the insects into the wild, to cut down on disease-carrying species.

Youtube link.

Mosquito is the deadliest animal in the history of the world!

tags: lunchtalk, health, innovation, problem, solution,

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