A new genetic engineering technology could help eliminate malaria and stave off extinctions — if humanity decides to unleash it. A Drosophila melanogaster fruit fly engineered with a gene drive that caused it to have red fluorescent eyes. By Jennifer Kahn. O ne early summer evening in , the biologist Anthony James drove from his office at the University of California, Irvine, to the headquarters of the Creative Artists Agency, a sleek glass-and-steel high-rise in Los Angeles.
"Do Mosquito Pesticides Harm Their Natural Enemies? Ecological Impacts " by Joseph Nelsen
In order to change a singular noun to its plural form in English, you usually add "s". For example, the plural of book is books. The plural of table is tables. These are regular plurals. But there are many nouns which don't follow this rule. For example the plural of fish is fish.
Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane , commonly known as DDT , is a colorless, tasteless, and almost odorless crystalline chemical compound,  an organochlorine. Originally developed as an insecticide , it became infamous for its environmental impacts. DDT was used in the second half of World War II to limit the spread of the insect-born diseases malaria and typhus among civilians and troops.
The very mention of them likely makes you scowl, and rightly so. With their blood-sucking attitude and tendency for spreading diseases such as malaria, yellow fever, and West Nile virus not to mention those horrendously itchy bumps that their bites produce! There are already over 3, subspecies of mosquitoes worldwide, and scientists have found that they are currently in the process of splitting into several subfamilies as well, meaning that control methods that work for one variety may not work for another. In addition, utilizing pesticides can have some nasty adverse impacts like running off into any nearby water sources, building up in gardens and crops, and causing skin and lung damage, among other things. Certainly not something you want to use on your garden pond..