Transgenic approaches in medical entomology: 2022 highlights

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Transgenesis has emerged as a powerful tool to control arthropod vectors and the diseases they transmit. Here, we highlight the latest developments on transgenic approaches in ticks, Anopheles and Aedes mosquitoes, based on recent findings and significant papers from 2022. We survey topics ranging from population replacement, population suppression, gene drive, sex ratio distortion, public engagement and capacity building, and gene editing in ticks. While presenting these advancements, we discuss the current challenges surrounding the application of arthropod transgenesis for the development of novel vector control strategies.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Medical Entomology
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)1262-1268
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • Medical entomology
  • Mosquitoes
  • Ticks
  • Transgenesis


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