Morgan Q. Goulding

Morgan Q. Goulding

Sep 14, 2018

Group 6 Copy 76
0
    Please wait...

    About This Project

    Schistosomiasis is a disease transmitted by snails, responsible for chronic illness of many millions of the world's poorest people, mainly in Africa. This project tests the efficacy of RNAi, a targeted genetic weapon, to kill the snails and thus curtail the spread of the disease. RNAi acts only on specific gene sequences, making it environmentally benign and preventing the evolution of resistance in snail populations. Importantly, this snail-killing material would be very cheap to produce.

    Blast off!

    Browse Other Projects on Experiment

    Related Projects

    Birds eavesdrop on plant indirect defenses to locate insect preys

    We all know that birds have a great vision, right? But what if they could also smell?! We demonstrated...

    Where are all the Diamondback terrapins on Cumberland Island?

    There is no previous population study that exists on the Diamondback terrapins of Cumberland Island, Georgia...

    Transforming Styrofoam waste into biodegradable plastic

    The primary objective of the project is to create an industrially-comparable method of producing PHA, a...

    Backer Badge Funded