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Bill Gates: We're making progress in the fight against the world's largest murderers
Animals While but that just ended was, it is totally back with a vengeance: the mosquito season. For us, the insects particularly annoying - by the loud hum and the itching after a muggensteek - but for others they are deadly. Even more, mosquitoes are deadlier than all the wars together (since 1400), writes that Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

The ancient Romans put swamps – one of the favorite breeding places of mosquitoes – empty, a little later on the timeline, there were muggenvallen set up with the help of sugar and plastic containers, and nowadays, stores it wild in the around with electric muggenvangers. As long as mosquitoes exist, people are looking for the ultimate anti-muggenmiddel. And not only because the insects have us to annoy, especially because some mosquitoes are deadly. the

Despite all that effort, we are still stuck. That is not a disaster here in Belgium, but in tropical countries where mosquitoes diseases to spread, it can be fatal. “In place of random a whole bunch of mosquitoes to kill, we would have only the dangerous can eliminate,” writes Bill Gates in his blog gatesnotes.com.

instead of randomly a whole bunch of mosquitoes to kill, we would have only the dangerous elimination

Bill Gates, Microsoft founder
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From the 3,000 different mosquito species, there are but five species of mosquitoes that deadly diseases such as malaria to spread. And it's only the females that sting, the males drink prefer nectar than blood. The (female) mosquitoes that, according to Gates endorsed. But how does that work then?

Gene Drive

Gene drive, or infectious, genetic engineering, is a precision engineering where the DNA of the mosquito is so adjusted that with 100 percent certainty, is transferred to the offspring. Translated to humans it would mean that children of a mother with green eyes and modified DNA anyway green eyes would have, regardless of the color eyes of their father.

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