What is a GMO and is it safe?

March 14, 2012 6:44 pm Published by Comments Off on What is a GMO and is it safe?

What are genes and genetics?
Genes are sections of DNA which perform specific functions in an organism. In most cases, [...]

What happens if female mosquitoes are released?

March 14, 2012 6:37 pm Published by Comments Off on What happens if female mosquitoes are released?

People living near release sites might be concerned about the possibility of released females posing a threat to human health. However, if females [...]

How do we use genes to kill insects?

March 14, 2012 6:33 pm Published by Comments Off on How do we use genes to kill insects?

The Oxitec approach is to insert a lethal factor (a gene) into the insect’s genome. The insect’s offspring inherit the [...]

Line up, line up!

March 3, 2012 5:54 pm Published by Comments Off on Line up, line up!

Lining up tiny mosquito eggs to inject genetic material is a fiddly process – watch how it’s done!
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Oxitec joins with GBIT to tackle dengue in India

November 17, 2011 9:09 pm Published by Comments Off on Oxitec joins with GBIT to tackle dengue in India


Oxitec announced this month that it is collaborating with Gangabishan Bhikulal Investment and Trading Limited (GBIT) to bring Oxitec’s [...]

Brazil trials underway

August 2, 2011 9:18 pm Published by Comments Off on Brazil trials underway

Trials in Brazil are now fully under way. The objective is to demonstrate the potential of Oxitec’s lead RIDL strain [...]

Why RIDL is not SIT

March 25, 2011 7:16 pm Published by Comments Off on Why RIDL is not SIT

Black, W.C. IV, Alphey, L. and A. A. James. (2011) Why RIDL is not SIT. Trends in Parasitology (in press).