FDA approves genetically modified mosquitoes to combat Zika virus in Florida

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the release of genetically engineered mosquitoes in Florida, assuring anxious locals that the experimental trial would have “no significant” environmental impact. The genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, created by the British firm Oxitec, are part of an effort to combat the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika

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FDA approves genetically modified mosquitoes to combat Zika virus in Florida