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Mobile DNA Element Found in Mosquito Parasite Has Potential for Infectious Disease Control

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surface-sterilizing-a-culex-pipiens-sample-before-dissection-credit-julie-reveillaudWOODS HOLE, Mass. — Controlling mosquito-borne illnesses, such as Dengue or West Nile virus, has historically been difficult due to a lack of effective vaccines and concerns about the environmental impact of insecticides. Thus, scientists have turned to manipulating Wolbachia, a parasitic bacterium within mosquitoes, as a way to control the reproductive fitness of mosquito […]

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