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Study on genetically modified mosquitoes prompts backlash

In an attempt to control the mosquito-borne diseases, English biotech company, Oxitec, developed a strain of transgenically modified Aedes aegypti mosquitoes having a "lethal gene." This gene should have doomed any offspring created.

Messing with 'Mother Nature' — Here comes DNA-altered mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are carriers of some horrible diseases like Dengue and chikungunya, to name just a few. A UK company has developed a genetically-mosified mosquito that may take care of the problem, reducing mosquito populations. But not everyone is happy.

Op-Ed: Hallelujah! GM mosquitoes and some doubts!

Sydney - Yes, your dreams have come true! Genetically altered mosquitoes with a percentile chance of creating a whole new range of problems are here! Not that the problems are intentional. The idea is to control dangerous mosquitoes, but...
 

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Aedes aegypti mosquito on human skin.
Aedes aegypti mosquito on human skin.
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