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Vanessa

Industry expert

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Expertise
genetic engineering (CRISPR/cas 9), biological pathways and biomarkers, neuroimaging and neurodegenerative diseases
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How genetically engineered mosquitoes are reducing rates of vector-borne diseases such as Zika

Many countries are already releasing millions of genetically engineered mosquitoes into the wild every week. What could be the potential pros and cons for this? The project will mainly focus on doing meta analysis of articles and watching informative videos to understand how/why genetically engineered mosquitoes can be used to reduce rates of different diseases. Students will have the chance to use critical thinking and do in-depth research on genetic engineering techniques, how scientists determine breeding rates and number of insects released, and epidemiology of different bloodborne diseases.

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