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Genetically engineered mosquitoes are immune to all strains of dengue virus for the first time – Science News (via ABC News, Australia)

Genetically engineered mosquitoes are immune to all strains of dengue virus for the first time – Science News (via ABC News, Australia)

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  1. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2020-01-17/genetically-engineered-mosquitoes-immune-to-all-dengue-strains/11871446) reduced by 91%. (I’m a bot)
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    > Locked in a secure lab near Melbourne is the newest addition in the fight against dengue: genetically engineered mosquitoes that are resistant to all strains of the potentially deadly virus.

    > "We found 100 per cent of the genome-engineered mosquitoes were resistant to dengue virus infection and were unable to transmit it.”

    > Wolbachia makes mosquitoes resistant to infection by the four dengue strains as well as other mosquito-borne diseases such as Zika, chikungunya and yellow fever.

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  2. this has existed for years. but we didn’t release it into the environment because mosquitos are the primary method of human population control on earth

    we really don’t need more people right now

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