Gene-Altered Mosquitoes Likely To Be Used As Disease Prevention Method, Bill Gates Says
Bloomberg News: Gates Says Altered Mosquito Is Next Weapon to Fight Malaria
“Bring on the genetically modified mosquitoes, Bill Gates says. In recent years, biologists armed with a new gene-editing technology have proposed altering mosquitoes so they’re more resistant to diseases like malaria and dengue. Using a mechanism known as a ‘gene drive,’ the researchers say they can quickly push an alteration through an entire species. ‘In less than five years, I think there’s a good chance it will be out there,’ Gates said in an interview with Bloomberg News before speaking at a conference of the American Society for Microbiology in Boston…” (Chen, 6/16).