Here’s how GM mosquitos with ‘self-destruct’ genes could save us from Zika virus

January 29, 2016 2:03 PM

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Here’s how GM mosquitos with ‘self-destruct’ genes could save us from Zika virus

Brazil is latching onto a novel, if controversial, approach to fight the spread Zika virus: genetically modified mosquitoes.

Zika virus is transmitted to humans primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species, such as Aedes aegypti, the yellow fever mosquito.

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