Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could ...

Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could …

January 27, 2015

The goal would be to eliminate other local mosquitoes that transmit diseases such as dengue.

Oxitec is a British biotechnology firm that has just created new genetically modified mosquitoes, which could be released in large quantities on American soil if approved by the corresponding regulatory entity: the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA ).

These mosquitoes are variations of Aedes aegypti but with fragments of genes inserted from other viruses and malignant bacteria, so when mixed with the native fauna of Aedes aegypti they could help reduce their population, which contributes to the transmission of diseases. like Dengue and represents a danger to the population.

via Millions of GM Mosquitoes Could Be Released in the US – FayerWayer.

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