pgSIT-Drosophila (image) University of California - San Diego Share Print E-Mail Caption This is a schematic of the new precision-guided sterile insect technique (pgSIT), which uses components of the CRISPR/Cas9 system to disrupt key genes that control female viability and male fertility, resulting in sterile male progeny. Credit Nikolay Kandul, Akbari Lab, UC San Diego Usage Restrictions Must be used in conjunction with Nature Communications paper on the precision-guided sterile insect technique. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.