Could Genetically Modified Nasty flying bugs Aid In Fighting the Zika Virus

 

Oxitec releases genetically engineered mosquitoes in Brazil

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Dr. Gregory Poland discusses Zika virus and genetically modified mosquitoes

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Tech & Science Zika Mosquitoes U.S. health regulators have cleared the way for a trial of genetically modified mosquitoes in Florida that can reduce. Genetically modified mosquitoes that would help fight the Zika virus are getting attention from US regulators as health officials raise alarms about the its spread. Bloomberg Genetically modified mosquitoes that would help fight the Zika virus are getting urgent attention from US regulators as global health officials raise alarms about the pathogen’s spread.

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes to Fight Zika? But environmentalists have been leery of using genetically modified mosquitoes, The Zika virus was first identified in. Rather than developing a new vaccine or keeping mosquito populations at bay with insecticides, biotech firm Oxitec plans to fight the spread of Zika by deploying swarms of genetically engineered.

Some researchers are developing genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes that can decimate wild populations by interfering with the mosquitoes’ ability to reproduce. Others are infecting mosquitoes. -0.02 -0.80% Genetically modified mosquitoes that would help fight the Zika virus are getting urgent attention from U.S. regulators as. Humans are trying to recruit a key ally in the fight against the mosquito-borne Zika virus: other mosquitoes. WHO warns Zika virus could Oxitec creates genetically modified.

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Join The Fight To Stop Zika Virus. Larvae of genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are pictured through a microscope viewfinder. The larvae will die before. On Tuesday, the World Health Organization said that GM mosquitoes could prove necessary to eradicate the Aedes aegypti mosquito that is spreading the Zika virus all around the Western Hemisphere.

Scientists think a type of genetically modified mosquito could help stop the march of Zika virus, a disease that’s spreading in 37 countries and territories around the world.

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While Zika vaccines are in production the emphasis is at present on vector control-insecticide sprays to kill the insects, destroying their breeding pools, and the experimental release of genetically modified male mosquitoes (that do not themselves bite) whose offspring are destined to die before maturity.

“Viruses: A Very Short Introduction” by Dorothy H. Crawford
from Viruses: A Very Short Introduction
by Dorothy H. Crawford
Oxford University Press, 2018

Escaped mosquitos could easily lead to disease outbreaks, but more alarming is the fact that jumping genes not only hop around genomes—they also hop from species to species.

“Tomorrowland: Our Journey from Science Fiction to Science Fact” by Steven Kotler
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by Steven Kotler
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Dengue, Zika, and several other mosquito-borne diseases are promising gene-drive targets.

“The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2019” by Sy Montgomery, Jaime Green
from The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2019
by Sy Montgomery, Jaime Green
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019

Gene drive has been discussed as a weapon against the mosquito Aedes aegyptii, that carries the Zika virus that is causing birth defects in Central and South America, and has spread to the US.7 The same mosquito transmits dengue fever and yellow fever.

“Introduction to Genomics” by Arthur M. Lesk
from Introduction to Genomics
by Arthur M. Lesk
Oxford University Press, 2017

These elements are capable of self-mobilization, and so, in principle, they could spread through a caged population of mosquitoes, rendering all the mosquitoes, by definition, transgenic, and, if accidentally released into the environment, could spread through wild populations of the same species.

“Biology of Disease Vectors” by William H. Marquardt
from Biology of Disease Vectors
by William H. Marquardt
Elsevier Science, 2004

The promise of gene drive in mosquitoes depends on the accuracy of the empirical claims that it will effectively combat malaria, without causing anywhere near as much harm as it abates.

“The Palgrave Handbook of Philosophy and Public Policy” by David Boonin
from The Palgrave Handbook of Philosophy and Public Policy
by David Boonin
Springer International Publishing, 2018

Genetically modified mosquitoes have been developed to combat the spread of dengue fever, (43) and scientists genetically engineered malaria-resistant mosquitoes in 2010.

“Coexisting on Earth Homo sapiens Quagmire” by Michael C. Clark
from Coexisting on Earth Homo sapiens Quagmire
by Michael C. Clark
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Research trials with these mosquitos in Brazil were designed to see if they may help decrease the population of mosquitoes that spread dengue fever or the Zika virus.

“Genetics For Dummies” by Tara Rodden Robinson, Lisa Spock
from Genetics For Dummies
by Tara Rodden Robinson, Lisa Spock
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For example, bioengineers have been able to genetically modify mosquitoes so that they cannot harbor a number of disease-carrying organisms, including the malaria parasite and the viruses that cause dengue and yellow fever.

“Merchants of Despair: Radical Environmentalists, Criminal Pseudo-Scientists, and the Fatal Cult of Antihumanism” by Robert Zubrin
from Merchants of Despair: Radical Environmentalists, Criminal Pseudo-Scientists, and the Fatal Cult of Antihumanism
by Robert Zubrin
Encounter Books, 2012

There is currently no vaccine or specific treatment for Zika infection, leaving control of the vector populations and avoidance through the use of mosquito repellents as the only means to control the spread of the disease.

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from Mathematical Models in Epidemiology
by Fred Brauer, Carlos Castillo-Chavez, Zhilan Feng
Springer New York, 2019

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  • i never was one of those who’d believe in zombie apocalypse ever happening, but this made me think it’d be possible 😉 i mean genetically modified mosquitoes, hello?

  • I think we can go ahead and state the obvious that this plan backfired, I am literally being eaten alive watching this video, and writing this comment!

  • It’s like vaccines, people who don’t see the effects first hand don’t understand the dangers of masquitos. They are truly awful and need to have their numbers brought down significantly. Yes please modify their DNA so we don’t need pesticides that are actually harmful for the environment

  • you can never put all into one pot…..thank God he will judge one on one with us…….it is those that follow the Destroyer, the Deceiver, and the Liar that need to do some rethinking. Jesus told us that He was one with the Father in thought and way….therefore it is not religion but a thought and way. We best start thinking what that means. You see, He is near to calling Satan and his followers down……..THE END.

  • The reason we do these things is because we care, we care about the 435 thousand mostly black babies who die each year from malaria. Now that mankind has the knowledge to swat this mosquito it will be done and it might be immoral to not do it.

  • I just witnessed millions of mosquitos falling out of the sky, I ran to my car and had about 30 on me, my whole car was covered, I think there coming from the chemtrail clouds, I never seen so many in my 52 years

  • Zika is a BULLSHIT excuse for more spraying which will be terrible for non target insects like bees and butterflies…GMO mosquitos is another stupid idea that we have no idea what will happen in the long run…

  • Greed = Destruction
    It’s because of Destruction that labs have to create things.

    Notice they never tell you how the mosquitos acquired these diseases, their origin.

  • Most critics don’t want more peer reviewed research. Most critics want more fallacious anti-authoritarian, anti GMO, anti-Monsanto, anti-BIG PHARMA anti-vax bullshit to feel woke as fuck.

  • So my understanding is that these genetically modified mosquitoes have a gene in them that will not allow for reproduction, thus allowing disease infected mosquitoes to die off? I have heard they die pretty quickly…

  • I understand why people would have a serious aversion to editing animal DNA, but the possible benefits to eradicating diseases like malaria and dengue are immense.