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Alphabet’s Next Startup: M is for Mosquito?

A senior executive within Google, soon to be Alphabet, told colleagues he wanted to develop genetically engineered mosquitoes to help fight disease, according to people who know him.

Linus Upson, the man who helped build Google’s Chrome browser alongside new CEO Sundar Pichai, recently said he intended to start a biology project involving genetically engineered mosquitoes that would help wipe out other mosquitoes that carry illnesses like dengue fever and malaria.

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