Discussion Board – Malaria & Mosquito engineering
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Malaria and mosquito engineering
A. Study the following resources and others in the module
Genetic Engineering and Diseases – Gene Drive & Malaria (7 min)
B. After studying the above materials and those in module, post your discussion response to ONE of the following question (5 pts):
Why mosquitoes are notorious for transmission of pathogens
What causes malaria and which organ and cells does it infect?
What are 4 most common diseases spread by mosquito?
How many people infected with malaria in 2015 and how many of them died? What is the percent death rate according to these data?
Which technology is used to engineer mosquito and how does it work?
What do you think? Will it be better to use or not use the engineered mosquito to curb malaria and other diseases spread by mosquito and why?
C. Then, read your class-mates posts and reply to at least two of your classmates. Your comments should be meaningful (not simply “Yeah, me too” or “I agree”). (2.5 pts for each full meaningful response). Make sure you include following in your reply:
start by greeting the class-mate by name
contribute to one or two of his/her discussion point with your view
Pose any related questions you might have
D. Answer any questions you might get from class-mates