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New genetic-modification approach could eliminate sleeping sickness

By Maja Bosanac
One Comment4 October 2013

osu-tse-tse-flyResearchers at the Oregon State University (OSU) have devised innovative approach that could reduce or even eliminate the deadly disease African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness), which was shown in a recent mathematical modeling study. They developed genetic-modification strategies to reduce the transmission of sleeping sickness, but this method appears as a promising strategy for reducing the… »