To stay up on the latest news, follow Oxitec on Facebook and on Twitter. Here are a few recent highlights. A new partnership in India Oxitec and our Indian partner GBIT are delighted by the strong show of support by both UK and Indian government funding schemes for our world-leading technology. Our partnership was one of four projects [...]
Genetic modification could be the answer to one of the world’s most voracious diseases. CNN’s Nick Glass reports.
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
Oxitec’s Dr Andrew McKemey appears on BBC World News. BBC_World_News_2014-02-05_mosquitoes
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Koukidou M, Alphey L. Author information Click here for abstract.
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 [...]
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 [...]