We just covered this topic (amply) on GEITP exchange of emails last week –– and here it is, again, this time on CNN News. The article does cover the fact that scientists are considering ablation of ONE species, among more than 3,000 other species of mosquito.
Gene editing could eliminate mosquitos, but is it a good idea?
CNN—September 25, 2018
Researchers have rendered a population of mosquitoes in a lab sterile using the gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 by homing in on a specific target in insect DNA—the doublesex gene—raising the possibility of eradicating disease-carrying species of the insect entirely, according to a new study published in Nature Biotechnology.