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earliest known mosquitoes from the fossil record date back at least 70 million years, and evidence of mosquito-borne diseases like malaria dates back to Egyptian mummies from 2000 BC. mosquitoes serve as vectors for various other diseases. These include dengue, Zika, lymphatic filariasis, and yellow
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  • earliest known mosquitoes from the fossil record date back at least 70 million years, and evidence of mosquito-borne diseases like malaria dates back to Egyptian mummies from 2000 BC.
  • mosquitoes serve as vectors for various other diseases. These include dengue, Zika, lymphatic filariasis, and yellow fever.
  • we now have access to the whole genome sequences of multiple mosquito species.
  • fundamental idea behind genetic manipulation of mosquitoes is to systematically control their populations by interfering with their reproduction
  • A major one in this endeavour is gene-drive technology, whose end result is for mosquitoes to selectively inherit some genes, rather than the inheritance to follow the rules of Mendelian genetics.

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