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Mobile DNA element found in mosquito parasite has potential for infectious disease control


March 26, 2019

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An interdisciplinary team of scientists has identified a new mobile DNA element in the Wolbachia parasite, which may contribute to improved control strategies for mosquito vectors of diseases such as Dengue and West Nile virus. Full Story

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Marine Biological Laboratory

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