Brazil Approves GM Mosquito That Could Cut Dengue

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Brazilian authorities have decided that a genetically modified (GM) strain of mosquitoes whose offspring die before reaching adulthood do not pose a significant risk to humans or the environment. The decision will open up the possibility of the company that developed the insects selling them in Brazil as a control strategy for dengue fever.

Source: SciDevNet (link opens in a new window)

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