An article published today in Bloomberg looks at how Oxitec’s innovative approach to insect control is providing ‘a new weapon [...]
Morrison, N. I. & Alphey, L. (2012). Genetically modified insects for pest control: an update. Outlooks Pest Management, 23:65-68
What are genes and genetics?
Genes are sections of DNA which perform specific functions in an organism. In most cases, [...]
People living near release sites might be concerned about the possibility of released females posing a threat to human health. However, if females [...]
The Oxitec approach is to insert a lethal factor (a gene) into the insect’s genome. The insect’s offspring inherit the [...]
Lining up tiny mosquito eggs to inject genetic material is a fiddly process – watch how it’s done!
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Oxitec announced this month that it is collaborating with Gangabishan Bhikulal Investment and Trading Limited (GBIT) to bring Oxitec’s [...]
In the urban jungle of Juazeiro in Brazil, an army is being unleashed. It is an army like no other: [...]
Trials in Brazil are now fully under way. The objective is to demonstrate the potential of Oxitec’s lead RIDL strain [...]
Black, W.C. IV, Alphey, L. and A. A. James. (2011) Why RIDL is not SIT. Trends in Parasitology (in press).