Month: August 2014

Mosquitos on TED

WATCH: Hadyn Parry- Re-engineering mosquitos to fight disease

Hadyn Parry :: Re-engineering mosquitos to fight disease :: TED Talk In a single year, there are 200-300 million cases of malaria and 50-100 million cases of dengue fever worldwide. So: Why haven’t we found a way to effectively kill mosquitos yet? Hadyn Parry presents a fascinating solution: genetically engineering male mosquitos to make them sterile, and releasing the insects into the wild, to cut down on disease-carrying species. Biotech entrepreneur Hadyn Parry leads a science start-up that develops GM insects to fight dengue fever.