Gene editing wipes out mosquitoes in the lab

Found on BBC News on Tuesday, 25 September 2018
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Researchers have used gene editing to completely eliminate populations of mosquitoes in the lab.

As the modified gene - which confers female infertility - spread, the caged populations crashed.

Prof Crisanti commented: "There is still more work to be done, both in terms of testing the technology in larger lab-based studies and working with affected countries to assess the feasibility of such an intervention.

They should consider to use this on ticks too; they are so very annoying and potentially dangerous too.