Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Could Wipe out the World’s Most Deadly Viruses. If We Let Them.
The Aedes aegypti mosquito is a beautiful, brilliant killer. Dark with white spots and a wingspan of only a few millimeters, it is smaller and stealthier than the mosquitoes that might keep you up at night, buzzing in your ear. There are thousands of species of mosquitoes, but only a few hundred are interested in humans.