比尔·盖茨斥资400万美元研发“杀手蚊”
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Microsoft founder1 Bill Gates is pouring $4 million into a project to create killer2 mosquitoes that destroy each other through sex.
 
微软创始人比尔·盖茨将投资400万美元(约合2654万元人民币),用以培育能够在交配中杀死对方的“杀手蚊”。
 
It's a bold bid to curb3 malaria4, a deadly disease typically transmitted through the bite of infected mosquitoes.
 
Tech mogul Gates will use funds from his own charity organization - the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - to eradicate5 malaria "within a generation."
 
The plan is to create genetically7 modified male mosquitoes that mate with their female counterparts in the wild.
 
Only female mosquitoes bite, so Gates' army of gene6-engineered male mosquitoes would be safe to humans.
 
What's important is that these male mosquitoes contain a self-limiting gene that gets passed onto female mates.
 
When the females give birth, their offspring will die before adulthood8 thanks to the gene.
 
Mosquitoes only start biting people once they're adults, so given enough time, the danger of blood-sucking female mosquitoes could be eradicated9.
 
This means it would be possible to stem the spread of malaria through mosquito bites.


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1 Founder wigxF     
n.创始者,缔造者
参考例句:
  1. He was extolled as the founder of their Florentine school.他被称颂为佛罗伦萨画派的鼻祖。
  2. According to the old tradition,Romulus was the founder of Rome.按照古老的传说,罗穆卢斯是古罗马的建国者。
2 killer rpLziK     
n.杀人者,杀人犯,杀手,屠杀者
参考例句:
  1. Heart attacks have become Britain's No.1 killer disease.心脏病已成为英国的头号致命疾病。
  2. The bulk of the evidence points to him as her killer.大量证据证明是他杀死她的。
3 curb LmRyy     
n.场外证券市场,场外交易;vt.制止,抑制
参考例句:
  1. I could not curb my anger.我按捺不住我的愤怒。
  2. You must curb your daughter when you are in church.你在教堂时必须管住你的女儿。
4 malaria B2xyb     
n.疟疾
参考例句:
  1. He had frequent attacks of malaria.他常患疟疾。
  2. Malaria is a kind of serious malady.疟疾是一种严重的疾病。
5 eradicate Ui1zn     
v.根除,消灭,杜绝
参考例句:
  1. These insects are very difficult to eradicate.这些昆虫很难根除。
  2. They are already battling to eradicate illnesses such as malaria and tetanus.他们已经在努力消灭疟疾、破伤风等疾病。
6 gene WgKxx     
n.遗传因子,基因
参考例句:
  1. A single gene may have many effects.单一基因可能具有很多种效应。
  2. The targeting of gene therapy has been paid close attention.其中基因治疗的靶向性是值得密切关注的问题之一。
7 genetically Lgixo     
adv.遗传上
参考例句:
  1. All the bees in the colony are genetically related. 同一群体的蜜蜂都有亲缘关系。
  2. Genetically modified foods have already arrived on American dinner tables. 经基因改造加工过的食物已端上了美国人的餐桌。 来自英汉非文学 - 生命科学 - 基因与食物
8 adulthood vKsyr     
n.成年,成人期
参考例句:
  1. Some infantile actions survive into adulthood.某些婴儿期的行为一直保持到成年期。
  2. Few people nowadays are able to maintain friendships into adulthood.如今很少有人能将友谊维持到成年。
9 eradicated 527fe74fc13c68501cfd202231063f4a     
画着根的
参考例句:
  1. Polio has been virtually eradicated in Brazil. 在巴西脊髓灰质炎实际上已经根除。
  2. The disease has been eradicated from the world. 这种疾病已在全世界得到根除。
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