Hey, Let's Genetically Modify Some Skeeters And Release Them... What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
In Brazil's microcephaly epidemic, one vital question
remains unanswered: how did the Zika virus suddenly learn how to disrupt
the development of human embryos? The answer may lie in a sequence of
'jumping DNA' used to engineer the virus's mosquito vector - and
released into the wild four years ago in the precise area of Brazil
where the microcephaly crisis is most acute.