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Singapore sees 65-80% fewer dengue cases in areas where disease-fighting mosquitoes released

Releasing mosquitoes into the corridors of apartment complexes might seem like an unusual strategy for a city fighting its worst ...
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Bacteria-infected mosquitoes cut dengue cases by 77 percent, study shows

Researchers have infected Aedes aegypti mosquitoes—the species responsible for passing on many diseases—with bacteria called Wolbachia with the intent of ...
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Florida green lights release of malaria- and Zika-fighting GMO mosquitoes

Florida Keys officials have voted to allow the experimental release of millions of genetically modified mosquitoes into a yet-to-be-decided area ...
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Podcast: Covid conspiracies; Cuba embraces GMOs; biotech vs. nature’s ‘mindless dangers’

A fearful public accepts conspiracy theories because they offer a sense of control in an uncontrollable situation, says a young ...
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Viewpoint: GMO mosquitoes illustrate how and why science should confront ‘nature’s mindless dangers’

Wisconsin’s ubiquitous mosquitoes, it turns out, aren’t taking social distancing to heart at all. Sitting on the deck, browsing the ...
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Pandemic postpones Florida Keys’ decision on releasing GMO mosquitoes until August

The five-member commission of the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District voted unanimously to postpone a decision on the experiment for ...
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GMO mosquitoes set for Florida release during first Dengue fever outbreak in 10 years

The Florida Keys is experiencing its first outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease Dengue fever in 10 years.The Florida Department of ...
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Disease-fighting GMO mosquitoes are coming. Was EPA too quick to approve them?

[In May], the US Environmental Protection Agency approved the release of genetically modified mosquitoes. Under a 2-year Experimental Use Permit, ...
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Oxitec wins approval to release GMO mosquitoes in US

Oxitec has received state and federal approval to release genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes in a pilot project planned for the ...
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Mini-capsule technology controls mosquitoes without insecticides

Effective mosquito control without the use of insecticides can now be achieved by soaking an egg-filled mini capsule in water, ...
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Here’s what you should know about disease-fighting GMO mosquitoes

Media references to Jurassic Park and 'mutant hybrid insects' are based on a thorough misunderstanding of this effective technology ...
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Podcast: GMO insects loose in the wild? Inside scoop on controversial Oxitec mosquito in Brazil

The tiny mosquito is a nuisance in the industrialized world, yet in developing countries it is a ruthless killer, spreading ...
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GMO mosquitoes produced hybrid offspring in the wild? New study says yes—but under fire from critics

A field experiment in Brazil that deployed genetically modified mosquitoes to control wild populations of the pest may be having ...
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Burkina Faso aims to fight malaria with GMO mosquitoes, but activists warn of ‘species contamination’

Nonprofit group Project Target Malaria plans to conduct an experimental release of genetically engineered mosquitoes to stop the spread of ...
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Talking Biotech: Artemisinin—the malaria treatment that could help prevent 400,000 deaths a year

University of York's Dr. Ian Graham joins Kevin Folta to discuss how the plant-derived compound artemesia could help beat back ...
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Viewpoint: How politics pollutes the FDA’s genetically modified animal regulations and stifles innovation

AquaBounty's fast-growing salmon and Oxitec's disease-fighting mosquitos are two examples of why genetically modified animals should be regulated by the ...
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Waging war against the mosquito: Split-gene drive could hinder spread of Zika

The use of split-gene drives could alleviate the concerns of critics who worry about unexpected effects of releasing gene-edited mosquitos ...
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Gene driving to combat insect-borne diseases: Powerful tool requiring science diplomacy

Gene drives raise ethical and practical concerns. What are the communication challenges? ...