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 Below you find the postings of the last seven days.

 

2012-04-03 |

Inside the mosquito factory: Can malaria be stopped by British-bred genetically modified mosquitoes?

Toronto bioethicist Jim Lavery, who researched the social and ethical implications of GM mosquito releases in Mexico for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, said in 2011 that when it comes to a contest between genetic modification and saving lives, the choice is simple. ‘The stakes are different when people are bitten by flying things and dying.’ In its Oxfordshire laboratory, Oxitec is using the technology of gene transfer, more commonly known as genetic modification or genetic engineering, to see if it can stop the mosquito from being an effective carrier of malaria. It’s an urgent business: for each minute the two men stand in front of the mosquito cages, an African child dies.

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2012-04-03 |

Inside the mosquito factory: Can malaria be stopped by British-bred genetically modified mosquitoes?

Toronto bioethicist Jim Lavery, who researched the social and ethical implications of GM mosquito releases in Mexico for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, said in 2011 that when it comes to a contest between genetic modification and saving lives, the choice is simple. ‘The stakes are different when people are bitten by flying things and dying.’ In its Oxfordshire laboratory, Oxitec is using the technology of gene transfer, more commonly known as genetic modification or genetic engineering, to see if it can stop the mosquito from being an effective carrier of malaria. It’s an urgent business: for each minute the two men stand in front of the mosquito cages, an African child dies.

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