Revised Arthropod Containment Guideline

The  “Arthropod Containment Guidelines” developed by The American Committee of Medical Entomology, a Committee within the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene have been revised and published in Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseaese. The ACGs were originally published in 2004 […]

Containing Genetically Modified Insects

Four recently published papers on containment issues concerning genetically modified insects. 1. Recommendations for Laboratory Containment and Management of Gene Drive Systems in Arthropods.  Benedict Mark Q., Burt Austin, Capurro Margareth L., De Barro Paul, Handler Alfred M., Hayes Keith […]

Synthetic Interspecies-like Incompatibility

Engineered synthetic species-like barriers were recently described by Maselko et al (2017) in Nature Communications and the work has interesting implications for genetic control strategies and gene drive containment. There is an ever-increasing interest in manipulating natural populations using genetic […]