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Oxitec Newsletter July 2014

Tracy Thompson 3rd July 2014 Documents, News, Newsletter

NEWSLETTER July 2014 Oxitec’s mosquito control approved in Brazil The National Technical Commission for Biosecurity (CTNBio), the collegiate body responsible for approval and regulation of transgenic organisms in Brazil, recently approved the commercial release of the genetically modified (GM) mosquito, OX513A, developed by Oxitec. It is the first GM insect to be considered safe for [...]

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Bill Gates introduces Mosquito Week on his personal blog, the Gates Notes.

Tracy Thompson 29th April 2014 Resources

This Bill Gates Infographic Reveals The World’s Deadliest Animal — And It’s Not Even A Close Race Bill Gates posted the graphic below to his blog on April 25. Mosquitoes carry devastating diseases like malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, and encephalitis.  It shows how many people are killed by different species of animal every year. [...]

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Oxitec Newsletter April 2014

Tracy Thompson 8th April 2014 Documents, News, Newsletter

NEWSLETTER April 2014 Gorgas Institute to start releases of Oxitec mosquitoes in Panama The Gorgas Institute of Public Health in Panama is preparing to conduct the first releases of Oxitec mosquitoes in a residential suburb of the Arraijan District, west of Panama City. The trial targets the dengue virus-transmitting mosquito Aedes aegypti, and will start [...]

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The Lost Lectures. Hadyn Parry: Modifying Mosquitos

Tracy Thompson 22nd January 2014 Presentations, Resources

Hadyn talks about his collaborative effort with Brazil to reduce the population of Aedes Aegypti. This nasty breed of Mosquito targets humans and has advanced the spread of Dengue Fever across the world. He shows us how his company achieve this marvellous feat of genetic engineering and even gives us a sneak peak of their [...]

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Genetic Control of Mosquitoes: Luke Alphey

Tracy Thompson 14th January 2014 Publications, Resources

Published in Annual Review of Entomology Vol. 59: 205-224 (Volume publication date January 2014) Abstract Genetics can potentially provide new, species-specific, environmentally friendly methods for mosquito control. Genetic control strategies aim either to suppress target populations or to introduce a harm-reducing novel trait. Different approaches differ considerably in their properties, especially between self-limiting strategies, where [...]

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Oxitec Newsletter December 2013

Tracy Thompson 17th December 2013 Documents, News, Newsletter

NEWSLETTER December 2013 Oxitec in Brazil: mosquito control in Jacobina I’m Dr Amandine Collado, senior scientist at Oxitec providing technical support to Moscamed, a Brazilian Social Organization recognised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Bahia State (http://www.moscamed.org.br/2012/moscamed.php). Releases by Moscamed of Oxitec’s OX513A transgenic strain of the dengue mosquito, Aedes aegypti, in 2011 and 2012 [...]