Monthly Archives: March 2019

Reducing numbers of malaria-transmitting mosquitoes using gene drive technology: a modelling approach

Figure 2 The Study Area

Malaria-transmitting mosquitoes pose a serious threat to human health, and numerous approaches to reduce these disease-vectors are currently in use or development – including release of genetically modified mosquitoes. Here, Dr Ace North describes his recent paper in BMC Biology, showing how mathematical modelling can be used to plan and predict the effects of such approaches for maximal effect.