Bob Schulties

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😬 Google subsidiary doing a thing. That by itself gives me pause, even if it’s a bit (or totally!) unfair.

But another – possible less controversial – tactic is to tweak the pathogens that attack mosquitoes, like Wolbachia bacteria, which can be bred into to male mosquitoes (who don’t bite and therefore can be released in large numbers without concern that this will increase the number of everyday stings inflicted on people), and who will transmit the infections to females they mate with, rendering them sterile.

Rendering the females sterile. What could go wrong?