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Connections: Safe Sex For Insects

Sep 21, 2015

One of the biggest challenges farmers face is pests. But what if safe sex for insects could curb this problem. No, you read that right -- safe sex for insects. On Wednesday night at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, two scientists will discuss their research into genetically modified insects, specifically the diamondback moth. They have found a way to have the moths mate, and only produce male offspring, reducing the population. What are the pros and cons? We ask the two scientists, Tony Shelton and Neil Morrison.