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Researchers have developed three-eyed and wingless mosquitoes

CRISPR/Cas9

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have developed transgenic mosquitoes that stably express the Cas9 enzyme in their germline. The addition of Cas9 will enable the use of the CRISPR gene editing tool to make efficient, targeted changes to the mosquitoes’ DNA. As proof of concept, the researchers used the …

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eDNA tool can identify pests before they become a problem

eDNA

When seeking a cure for a disease, early detection is often the key. The same is true for eliminating invasive species. Identifying their presence in a lake before they are abundant is vital. A recent University of Illinois study successfully used environmental DNA to detect invasive clams in California and …

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Eating fruits with high-pesticide residue associated with infertility

Lite-Trac Pesticide Sprayer

Eating more fruits and vegetables with high-pesticide residue was associated with a lower probability of pregnancy and live birth following infertility treatment for women using assisted reproductive technologies. Is preconception intake of fruits and vegetables with pesticide residues associated with outcomes of assisted reproductive technologies? Animal studies suggest ingestion of pesticide …

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