earliest known mosquitoes from the fossil record date back at least 70 million years, and evidence of mosquito-borne diseases like malaria dates back to Egyptian mummies from 2000 BC.
mosquitoes serve as vectors for various other diseases. These include dengue, Zika, lymphatic filariasis, and yellow fever.
we now have access to the whole genome sequences of multiple mosquito species.
genomes for Anopheles stephensi, a major malaria-vector mosquito
fundamental idea behind genetic manipulation of mosquitoes is to systematically control their populations by interfering with their reproduction
A major one in this endeavour is gene-drive technology, whose end result is for mosquitoes to selectively inherit some genes, rather than the inheritance to follow the rules of Mendelian genetics.