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The First Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Have Just Been Released in The US – ScienceAlert

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The biotech firm Oxitec has released its genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys, with the goal of suppressing wild, disease-carrying mosquito populations in the region. This is the first time genetically modified mosquitoes have been released in the U.S.
Oxitec previously released its modified Aedes aegyptimosquitoes
in Brazil, the Cayman Islands, Panama and Malaysia, and the company reported that local A. aegypti populations fell by at least 90% in those locations, Live Science previously…

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