Fruit fly breakthrough puts killer mozzies on notice
The Lighthouse – Macquarie University, Other, 19/10/2020, Virginia Tressider
A new designer fruit fly paves the way for scientists to replace disease-carrying mosquitoes with harmless, genetically modified versions, says Macquarie University researcher Dr Maciej Maselko. […] Dr Maciej Maselko, a CSIRO Synthetic Biology Future Science Fellow in Applied Biosciences at Macquarie University, is part of a team that has engineered a new species of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster in about a year, far outpacing the slow course of natural evolution.
Read more: https://lighthouse.mq.edu.au/article/october-2020/Fruit-fly-breakthrough-puts-killer-mozzies-on-notice