X-Message-Number: 5936
From:  (David Stodolsky)
Subject: Fwd: give freeze tolerance to insects
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 96 20:31:41 +0100

Forward of letter <> from 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says that researchers in the U.S. and
France are collaborating on the development of reliable gene-transfer
techniques to be used on insects (as well as other invertebrates, such as
oysters).  One creation might be a gene that could be given to mosquitoes to
keep them from transmitting the malaria parasite;  another might be a gene
that could give freeze tolerance to insects that are mass-produced for
biocontrol, so that they can be placed in suspended animation until such
time as the farmers want to release them.  (The Futurist Mar/Apr 96 p6)

David S. Stodolsky      PGP KeyID: B830DF31       
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