Welcome to the Mosquito Factory

In humanity's ongoing war against mosquito borne illness, some of the most innovative offense comes in the form mosquito breeding programs. Yes, these "mosquito factories" are all about manipulating the enemy rather than simply killing them. Join Robert and Christian as they explore the world of GMO mosquitoes, Wolbachia bacteria and the possible wages of mosquito eradication

Welcome to the Mosquito Factory

Image Caption: A Lab technician looks at cages of adult male mosquitoes used in research at the Sun Yat-Sen University-Michigan University Joint Center of Vector Control for Tropical Disease on June 20, 2016 in Guangzhou, China. Considered the world's largest mosquito factory, the laboratory raises millions of male mosquitoes for research that could prove key to the race to prevent the spread of Zika virus. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

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Topics in this Podcast: blood, disease, christian sager, parasites, health