Link25 (170) – The Engineered Mosquitoes Edition

For those of you who are new around here, on Fridays we bring you 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web in a list we refer to as “Link25″. This week, we bring you everything from Daniel Craig’s stormtrooper cameo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens to mosquitoes engineered to pass down genes that would wipe out their species, so get ready because this is Link25 (170) – The Engineered Mosquitoes Edition.

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Mosquitoes engineered to pass down genes that would wipe out their species

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The mosquito that is responsible for most of the world’s malaria has been genetically modified to spread genes that could wipe out its species.

Researchers engineered Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes — which spreads malaria across sub-Saharan Africa — to pass on genes that cause infertility in female offspring. The study, published in Nature Biotechnology1, relies on (click on the title to read the full article)

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Harrison Ford completely destroys a fan's Lego Millenium Falcon on 'Conan'

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uring a chat with J.J. Abrams and Harrison Ford about The Force Awakens, Conan O’Brien invited the show’s associate producer and Star Wars fanatic, Jordan Schlansky, to ask the duo a question. It’s probably a simple one, right?

Wrong: (click to read the full article)



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