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TIL scientists have been able to genetically modify mosquitoes so their sperm can only produce male offspring, decimating test populations in six generations. This inexpensive innovation could prevent the spread of malaria, save millions of lives and won’t have a significant impact on the ecosystem.

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TIL scientists have been able to genetically modify mosquitoes so their sperm can only produce male offspring, decimating test populations in six generations. This inexpensive innovation could prevent the spread of malaria, save millions of lives and won’t have a

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TIL that scientists in Florida plan to release genetically modified mosquitoes into the wild. The males still mate with females, but the hatchlings die before adulthood due to the presence of the new genes.

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TIL that scientists in Florida plan to release genetically modified mosquitoes into the wild. The males still mate with females, but the hatchlings die before adulthood due to the presence of the new genes. submitted by Point21Gigawatts [link] [1187 comments]

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LPT Request: Keeping mosquitoes away!

LPT Request: Keeping mosquitoes away! What do you guys use to keep mosquitoes away inside your house… I have no idea how they get in but I desperately need something to repel them since killing them one by one is

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TIL that mosquitoes prefer certain blood types, and people with the “O” blood type are more likely to get bitten.

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TIL that mosquitoes prefer certain blood types, and people with the “O” blood type are more likely to get bitten. submitted by brokeglass [link] [491 comments] Source: Today I Learned (TIL)

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