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Biotech mosquitoes unable to sniff out human sweat
4/2/2019

Using CRISPR-Cas9 technology, scientists were able to disrupt a mosquito gene, known as Ir8a, that allows mosquitoes to detect humans based on the scent of their sweat. Mosquitoes with the blocked gene are significantly less interested in biting people, and thus are less likely to transmit blood-borne diseases.

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