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Not Just Theory Anymore: Gates Foundation Funds Malarial Mosquitoes, Being Bred In Labs To Destroy Their Entire Species #Investorseurope

Not Just Theory Anymore: Gates Foundation Funds Malarial Mosquitoes, Being Bred In Labs To Destroy Their Entire Species #Investorseurope | Africa : Commodity Bridgehead to Asia | Scoop.it
Not just theory anymore: With Gates Foundation funding, malarial mosquitoes are being bred in Africa to destroy their own species.
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"In Burkina Faso, Mali, and Uganda, the groundwork is being laid for a powerful kind of experiment. A project now under way aims to release mosquitoes that have been genetically programmed to drive themselves and their malaria-causing brethren toward extinction"

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8B LucyK's curator insight, March 23, 2:34 AM
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        This article talks about a large project that is currently taking place in several countries of Africa (Such as Mali, Uganda and Burkina). The project's name is Target Malaria and it's purpose is to drastically reduce the amount of disease-carrying mosquitoes in Africa. The project is aiming to have mosquitoes that have been genetically programmed released in parts of Africa so that these mosquitoes can drive themselves and other malaria-causing mosquitoes to extinction. This project was started because people needed a plan that would reduce disease-carrying mosquitoes such as malaria that are killing more than hundreds of thousands of people annually. Many people thought that changing genes of mosquitoes that could drive their kind to extinction would take too much time. But many progress has been made and mosquitoes with changed genes are already being bred and are being tested in labs. 

        I think that this article relates to what we have learned so far. About how diseases cause lots of death and suffering to the African people. One of the diseases, malaria is one of the greatest public health threats on the planet. So I think creating a way to stop mosquitoes that carry this disease can really help not just Africa, but other continents as well. Even though this project can take a long time to be released, I wish this project would never stop or give up on their work. This is because I really hope that this project could succeed in reducing the amount of disease-carrying mosquitoes and lessen people who suffer. It is great to see that many people are interested in projects like these and really try to help. I personally think that this project could expand later on to other great projects that could really help the world. That could really help the world's people, animals, and other organisms to not suffer.
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