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Bed bugs bite back thanks to evolution - September, 2010

Bed bugs might sound like an old-fashioned problem, but now they are back - and with a vengeance. Fifty years ago, the blood-sucking pests were nearly eradicated in the United States thanks in part to the use of pesticides like DDT. Today, they are creeping over sheets - and tormenting hapless sleepers - across the country. Dr. James Crow, Professor Emeritus of Genetics at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, is one of the founders of population genetics and molecular evolution. He shared his experiences both with early research in pesticide resistance and with bed bugs! (11.5 minutes)

Complete Evolution in the News story and resources

"La Evolución en las Noticias" historia y recursos en Español

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