April 16, 2021

Transgenic mosquitoes – Fact or Fiction?

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Wilke, A. B., Beier, J. C., & Benelli, G. (2018). Transgenic Mosquitoes–Fact or Fiction?. Trends in parasitology. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1471492218300254 Highlights Prospects for preventing (re)emerging mosquito-borne diseases expose the lack of tools available to effectively control mosquito populations and prevent the spread of vector-borne diseases. Despite the large number of potential new tools for mosquito control, it […]

Cayman Islands MRCU says GMM project is on track. Now five locally transmitted cases

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By Georgina Wilcox The Cayman Islands Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU) has said the progress of the Genetically Modified Mosquito (GMM) project that was initiated in the district of West Bay on 28 July is “on track”. Dr. Bill Petrie, the unit’s director, said “fluorescent markings beginning to appear in the collected, wild aedes […]