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Scientists find gene that turns female mosquitoes into male

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Aside from being annoying, mosquitoes are also dangerous. The pesky insects can transmit a number of diseases, some of them fatal. But scientists at Virginia Tech have come up with an innovative idea to keep them at bay: turn female mosquitoes into males. 

The new research was published last week. Zach Adelman is one of the study's author and he joined us for more.