Thursday, November 13, 2014

Researchers Find Gene that Makes Mosquitoes Prefer Humans over Animals

I thought this was a very ground breaking discovery in mosquitoes. It's a genetic adaptation that benefits the mosquito but negatively impacts humans. Will this new form of mosquito cause yellow fever to escalate excessively? Will the other form of mosquito that only bites forest animals also begin to exclusively chose human blood? Are insects becoming smarter faster than human technology is advancing? -Victoria Nelson

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