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Safely releasing genetically modified genes into the wild

20:00 EDT 31 Jul 2017 | AAAS

(Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) So, you've genetically engineered a malaria-resistant mosquito, now what? How many mosquitos would you need to replace the disease-carrying wild type? What is the most effective distribution pattern? How could you stop a premature release of the engineered mosquitoes? Applied mathematicians and physicists from Harvard and Princeton Universities used mathematical modeling to guide the design and distribution of genetically modified genes that can both effectively replace wild mosquitoes and be safely controlled.

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