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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A four-year experiment sets out to study the ecological consequences of a bold scheme to end malaria

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If we decide to use it. The debate over whether to use genetically modified mosquitoes to fight malaria, explained

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If residents agree to it. This small village of mud-brick homes in West Africa might seem the least likely place for an experiment at the frontier of biology. Yet scientists here are engaged in what could be the most promising, and perhaps one of the most frightening, biological experiments of our time

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A bacterium called Wolbachia could stop the bloodsucking insects from spreading diseases like Zika and dengue fever

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US Environmental Protection Agency will allow release of insects in 20 states and Washington DC

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Texas has launched aerial attacks on mosquitoes swarming coastal regions of the state and threatening to spread disease and hinder disaster recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

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The US is sitting on one of the largest data sets on any animal group, but most of it is inaccessible and restricted to local agencies

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