Bioengineering an extinction event: Dengue Fever and GMO Mosquitos.

Oxford scientists are trialling a new approach to disease prevention in Juazeiro, Brazil after the Dengue Fever endemic spreads to more than 110 countries. An Oxford firm, Oxitec, has developed a genetically modified A. aegypti mosquito, OX513A that requires a chemical … Continue reading Bioengineering an extinction event: Dengue Fever and GMO Mosquitos.

Difficulties assessing the environmental impact of GM Crops

The world’s population is growing. By 2050 it is estimated that global population will breach 9.5 billion. Regrettably the current world’s population is already straining the globe’s natural resources impacting the availability of agriculture land, causing increased erosion and desertification … Continue reading Difficulties assessing the environmental impact of GM Crops