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Citizen-scientists: Uncle Sam wants you to fight Zika!

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The mosquitoes that can spread Zika are already buzzing among us. The U.S. government could use some help figuring out exactly where. No experience is necessary for what the U.S. Department of Agriculture envisions as a nationwide experiment in citizen-science. Teenagers already have proven themselves up to the task in tryouts involving a small number of high school students and science teachers. Now it’s time for the Invasive Mosquito Project to scale up and fast, since Zika has been linked…

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