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standard Synthetic Selfish DNA as Genetic Technologies

  Selfish genes are genes that can spread themselves rapidly within genomes and populations.   Think – transposable elements, B chromosomes, homing endonucleases, selfish sex chromosomes, genomic exclusion to name a few. Some are promising candidates for the genetic engineering […]

Genetic Technology Delivery by Embryo Microinjection

standard Robotic Injection of Embryos – Ready for Insects?

  Spaink et al (2013) describe their use of a robotic injection system as a high throughput screening tool in zebra fish, Danio rerio, embryos.  Automated and semi-automated injection systems for zebra fish embryos as well as other systems are […]

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standard WHO’s Guidance on Testing Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

The World Health Organization (WHO)  has published a guidance document that provides a framework by which genetically modified mosquitoes might be developed and tested as tools for controlling mosquito populations and/or pathogen transmission. This guidance comes at a time when […]

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standard dsRNA into Pupae for Adult Silencing – Mosquitoes

Although injection of large volumes and amounts of dsRNA into insects is somewhat of a blunt instrument for performing reverse genetics, it has been used with great success in many systems while in others it has been less useful. Stage […]