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Genetic modifications to mosquitoes:
In an effort to push certain disease-carrying mosquito species to extinction, scientists are working on modifying the mosquito’s genetics. But how this could impact biodiversity—positively or negatively—remains a mystery as little is known about the role that mosquitoes play in ecosystems. Will insect-eating species feel the loss of certain mosquitoes? Do the dangerous diseases help keep other species’ populations in check?

do we have the right to choose extinction for some and not for others?

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