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Summer 8-12-2021


vector-borne diseases, paratransgenesis, genetic modification


The high incidence of Vector-borne diseases (VBDs) and the inefficiency of current methods in preventing and treating them have been driving research for alternative solutions. Here, we present an approach called paratransgenesis that could help in such challenge. In paratransgenesis, genetic modification in vectors' symbionts can be used to block the transmission of various pathogens and help preventing or even eradicate insect-transmitted diseases.


Medicine and Health Sciences | Public Health


Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State

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Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
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This work has been created with support from the Institute of International Education (IIE)/Fulbright - English for Graduate Students Program.

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