NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A University of California, Riverside-led team has received a $14.9 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to take part in the Safe Genes program, studying innovative genetic techniques to control disease-causing mosquitoes.

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