Genetics-based nanotech to keep mosquitoes at bay

Genetics-based nanotech to keep mosquitoes at bay

Kansas State University researchers have developed a patented method of keeping mosquitoes and other insect pests at bay.

KANSAS State University researchers have developed a patented method of keeping mosquitoes and other insect pests at bay.

U.S. Patent 8,841,272, "Double-Stranded RNA-Based Nanoparticles for Insect Gene Silencing," was recently awarded to the Kansas State University Research Foundation. The patent covers microscopic, genetics-based technology that can help safely kill mosquitos and other insect pests.

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