Ethical dilemma: Should we get rid of mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes cause more human fatalities annually than any other animal, yet only a small percentage of the 3,500 mosquito species transmit deadly diseases. Researchers have been experimenting with gene drives, a type of engineered technology, which could potentially eliminate the most dangerous mosquitoes. In this TED Ed video, Talya Hackett explores the question of whether we should eradicate these pesky insects.

[TED Ed]

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