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Use of GM to produce sterile male insects

| June 13, 2012
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Scientists at a British company have been able to genetically modify the Diamondback moth, one of the world’s most damaging agricultural pests, so that reproduction is reduced drastically.  Oxitec is a company pioneering an approach to combat insects that spread disease and damage crops by creating sterile male insects to mate with females of the same species, resulting in a population decline.

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