Google releases 20 million mosquitos in Fresno, California
Friday, July 21, 2017
Fresno, meet Aedes aegypti.
Aedes aegypti, meet Fresno.
In perhaps its most buzz-worthy project ever, Google’s sister company Verily has begun releasing 20 million mosquitoes in two neighborhoods in the state’s fifth-largest city, a fledgling effort to solve one of the planet’s most devastating health problems, one mosquito at a time.
The so-called Debug Project by Alphabet’s life-sciences unit has set itself a lofty goal: “To reduce the devastating global health impact that disease-carrying mosquitoes inflict on people around the world.”
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