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FDA approves genetically modified mosquitos to fight Zika

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 09, 2016 01:09 AM
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by Julie M. Rodriguez last modified Aug 08, 2016

    With confirmation that Zika-carrying mosquitos have finally spread to the US, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a controversial new experiment. Genetically engineered mosquitos will be released in Key West, Florida in an attempt to control the spread of the virus. The engineered male mosquitos contain a gene that causes any offspring to die before the bugs can transmit the disease to humans.   The altered Aedes aegypti mosquitoes were created...




 

 


 

 

 
 
 

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