Beth Shapiro, D.Phil., professor, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, professor, department of ecology and evolutionary biology, and director of evolutionary genomics, UCSC Genomics Institute, University of California, Santa Cruz
Jeffrey Cox, Ph.D., C.H. Li Endowed Chair of Biochemistry and Endocrinology; Faculty Director, Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases; professor of molecular and cell biology, University of California, San Francisco
Researchers have assembled a new and improved DNA catalogue for the mosquito Aedes aegypti. This tool will help researchers understand the insect’s biology, and may lead to new strategies for preventing diseases like Zika and dengue.