Google’s life sciences unit plans to release 20 million bacteria-infected mosquitoes in Fresno, starting Friday. The goal is that these lab-made mosquitoes infected the mosquitoes capable of carrying the Zika virus with a certain bacteria when they mate. And those Aedes aegypti mosquitoes will no longer be able to reproduce.
Google’s life sciences unit plans to release 20 million bacteria-infected mosquitoes in Fresno, starting Friday. The goal is that these lab-made mosquitoes infected the mosquitoes capable of carrying the Zika virus with a certain bacteria when they mate. And those Aedes aegypti mosquitoes will no longer be able to reproduce. Courtesy Department of Foreign Affaris/Flickr
Google’s life sciences unit plans to release 20 million bacteria-infected mosquitoes in Fresno, starting Friday. The goal is that these lab-made mosquitoes infected the mosquitoes capable of carrying the Zika virus with a certain bacteria when they mate. And those Aedes aegypti mosquitoes will no longer be able to reproduce. Courtesy Department of Foreign Affaris/Flickr

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July 14, 2017 9:43 PM

Bacteria-infected mosquitoes are coming to Fresno – but it’s a good thing!

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