Pandora's box: how GM mosquitos could have caused Brazil's microcephaly disaster

Tickell, Oliver

Publisher:  The Ecologist
Date Written:  01/02/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX18776

In Brazil's microcephaly epidemic, one vital question remains unanswered: how did the Zika virus suddenly learn how to disrupt the development of human embryos? The answer may lie in a sequence of 'jumping DNA' used to engineer the virus's mosquito vector - and released into the wild four years ago in the precise area of Brazil where the microcephaly crisis is most acute.

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