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Perceptions and recommendations by scientists for a potential release of genetically modified mosquitoes in Nigeria

Overview of attention for article published in Malaria Journal, April 2014
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (96th percentile)

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Title
Perceptions and recommendations by scientists for a potential release of genetically modified mosquitoes in Nigeria
Published in
Malaria Journal, April 2014
DOI 10.1186/1475-2875-13-154
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Authors

Patricia N Okorie, John M Marshall, Onoja M Akpa, Olusegun G Ademowo

Abstract

The use of genetically modified mosquitoes (GMMs) for the control of malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases has been proposed in malaria-endemic countries, such as Nigeria, which has the largest burden in Africa. Scientists are major stakeholders whose opinions and perceptions can adversely affect the success of the trials of GMMs if they are not involved early. Unfortunately, information on the awareness of Nigerians scientists and their overall perception of the GMMs is practically non-existent in the literature. Therefore, this study aimed at understanding how receptive Nigerian scientists are to a potential release of GMMs for the control of malaria.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 2%
Mexico 1 2%
Unknown 57 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 14 24%
Researcher 12 20%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 14%
Other 4 7%
Other 12 20%
Unknown 1 2%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 17 29%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 15%
Social Sciences 6 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 10%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 5%
Other 15 25%
Unknown 3 5%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 24. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 24 February 2015.
All research outputs
#589,595
of 12,434,754 outputs
Outputs from Malaria Journal
#102
of 3,638 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#11,377
of 191,939 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Malaria Journal
#2
of 54 outputs
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