Melody Petersen

Investigative reporter for the LA Times

Investigative reporter for the LA Times

Melody Petersen on KCRW

The aggressive “ankle biter” Aedes aegypti mosquito is now in LA. They carry diseases, and can lay eggs in a space as small as a water-filled bottle cap.

Will genetic modification of mosquitoes take a bite out of insects’ population?

The aggressive “ankle biter” Aedes aegypti mosquito is now in LA. They carry diseases, and can lay eggs in a space as small as a water-filled bottle cap.

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Did you tick the donor box when you got your driver’s license?

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