December 18, 2023

Let's eradicate the bedbugs

Could gene drives help eradicate bedbugs?

Gene drives for mosquito control have been much discussed. And we should quit dithering and deploy them.

But then we should go further.

A terrible story I heard about a friend in NYC recently got me wondering: is anyone working on similar systems for other arthropods?

If so I would like to nominate Cimex lectularius.