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This Fake Skin Fools Mosquitoes—to Fight the Diseases They Spread

The world’s deadliest animal is a picky eater. Because they transmit viral diseases like Zika and chikungunya, and the parasites that cause malaria, mosquitoes like blood-sucking Aedes aegypti are responsible for over 700,000 deaths worldwide every year. But in Omid Veiseh’s lab at Rice University, his team of bioengineers was struggling to get …

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