Science Is Trying To Lower the Mosquito Population
Scientists have created genetically modified mosquitoes in an attempt to control the population of the disease-spreading monsters.
It is estimated that over one million people die per year from mosquito-borne diseases, such as Malaria and Dengue Fever, and millions more endure pain and suffering.
Scientists in Brazil have created a "sexually attractive" male mosquito whose offspring are unable to breed. These mosquitoes will hopefully dominate the mosquito gene pool, and in a generation or two, billions of mosquito larvae will be reproductive dead-ends.
Obviously the term "genetically modified mosquitoes" will freak some people out, but the scientists claim that since the modifications are designed to kill the bug, it won't pose a danger or create some crazy impervious super-mosquito.
Check out a great article at IFLScience.com!