Malaysian GM mozzie makes matters better

Sunday November 14, 2010
Genetically-modified mozzie test shows promise
By TAN SHIOW CHIN
starhealth@thestar.com.my

PETALING JAYA: The first-ever release of genetically-modified (GM) male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes into the wild in the Cayman Islands has shown promising results.

Researchers from the country’s Mosquito and Research Control Unit found that there was an 80% reduction of the A. aegypti population in the area where the GM mosquitoes were released from June to October this year.

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David Tribe

Written by David Tribe

David Tribe’s research career in academia and industry has covered molecular genetics, biochemistry, microbial evolution and biotechnology. He has over 60 publications and patents. Dr. Tribe's recent activities focus on agricultural policy and food risk management. He teaches graduate programs in food science and risk management as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Agriculture and Food Systems, University of Melbourne.
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