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Science 316 (5832): 1703-1704

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A Breakthrough for Global Public Health

Dave D. Chadee,1 Pattamaporn Kittayapong,2 Amy C. Morrison,3 Walter J. Tabachnick4

The Aedes aegypti genomic sequence provides new opportunities to understand the basic biology and evolution of the mosquito and to mitigate the impact of this disease vector on public health.

1D. D. Chadee is in the Department of Life Sciences, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad. E-mail: dchadee{at}

2P. Kittayapong is at the Center for Vectors and Vector-Borne Diseases and Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Rama 6 Road, Bangkok 10400, Thailand. E-mail: grpkt{at}

3A. C. Morrison is in the Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA. E-mail: amy. aegypti{at}

4W. J. Tabachnick is at the Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Department of Entomology and Nematology, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, Vero Beach, FL 32962, USA. wjt{at}

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