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Re-engineering mosquitos to fight disease

TEDSalon London Fall 2012 · 13:57 · Filmed Nov 2012
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In a single year, there are 200-300 million cases of malaria and 50-100 million cases of dengue fever worldwide. So: Why haven’t we found a way to effectively kill mosquitos yet? Hadyn Parry presents a fascinating solution: genetically engineering male mosquitos to make them sterile, and releasing the insects into the wild, to cut down on disease-carrying species.

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Biotech entrepreneur Hadyn Parry leads a science start-up that develops GM insects to fight dengue fever. Full bio

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