They are our apex predator, the deadliest hunters of human beings on the planet

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Scientists say they nearly eliminated disease-carrying mosquitoes on two islands in China using a new technique. The downside: It may not be practical for larger areas and may cost a lot of money

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Among all the beasts in the animal kingdom, perhaps none is more dangerous to humans than the mosquito. The whiny insects aren’t just irritating — they can be deadly

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Climate change doesn’t just shift weather patterns. It can force the migration of plants, people, animals, bugs — and disease

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What is the deadliest animal on earth? It’s a question that brings to mind fearsome lions, tigers, sharks and crocodiles. But the answer is an animal that is no more than 1 centimeter long

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Treaty’s vague language on how researchers can release engineered organisms has both opponents and supporters of the technology claiming victory

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Research is moving fast on the divisive genetic technology, which could help to eradicate diseases but also risks altering ecosystems in unpredictable ways

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In the near future, it’s likely that mosquito-borne diseases will be fought using mosquitoes themselves. But a mosquito often flies no more than a tenth of a mile in its lifetime. That means to use this technique, scientists have to perfect the art of shipping many thousands of live mosquitoes to precise locations for release

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