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Google factory raises sterile mosquitos, automated release of a million per week

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Posted in Science on 17th Jul, 2017 07:39 PM by Alex Muller

Verily’s male mosquitoes were infected with bacteria, which is harmless to humans, but when they mate with and infect females, it makes their eggs unable to produce offspring. Male mosquitoes don’t bite, so Fresno residents won’t have to worry more than they usually would.

 
No word from the company on how much something like this will cost, but Linus Upson, an engineer on the team releasing the mosquitoes, told MIT Technology Review the company planned to do something similar in Australia next.

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2017-07-18
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Very good progress in an attempt to eradicate mosquitos and diseases they carry in some parts of the world - it would be interesting to see how it will work in California
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2017-07-18
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Yes, it would be interesting to see whether over time Mosquitos will evolve to overcome sterility caused by bacteria Reply
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