Technology Fights Dengue Fever

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Millions of modified mosquitoes have been intentionally released in the city of Piracicaba in São Paulo state in the battle against dengue fever. The genetically modified mosquitoes are all male, and when they mate with females, they pass on a gene to the offspring that causes the larvae to die before they mature. Hence the modified male mosquitoes More...

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On October 2, 2014
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On August 27, 2014
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On August 15, 2014
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