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Biology of the Mosquito Vector

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This discussion from the 2010 Holiday Lectures on Science explores the ethics of genetically-modified organisms and other topics.

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(Duration: 49 min 28 sec)

Mosquitoes are vectors for many viral diseases including dengue fever and West Nile. Understanding how a virus infects the mosquito is important in understanding how the disease will spread. On Grand Cayman, transgenic mosquitoes have been used in an effort to eradicate the mosquito vector. This discussion explores the ethics of genetically-modified organisms and other topics. With Laura D. Kramer, Ph.D., Robin M. Moudy, Ph.D., and Eva Harris, Ph.D.

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