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Self-limiting ‘Friendly’ technology offers hope for controlling fall armyworm without pesticides

Oxitec, the Oxford University spinoff company that produces environmentally-friendly insect control solutions, [September 24] announced a collaboration with the life ...
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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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Florida sees increase in dengue fever cases while regulators mull GMO gene drive mosquito release

Antibody testing in the Key Largo area has identified another 11 cases of dengue fever, bringing the total this year ...
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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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GMO diamondback moth shows promise as sustainable pest control tool in first ever open-field release

A newly published study reports a successful, first-ever open-field release of a self-limiting, genetically engineered diamondback moth, stating that it ...
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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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6 co-authors of controversial study that raised alarms about Oxitec’s GMO mosquito release in Brazil call for paper’s retraction

[The public] was alarmed in mid-September when an article published in the Scientific Reports pointed to the presence in Bahia ...
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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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Engineered ‘self-limiting’ insect could suppress soybean looper, ‘exponential’ threat to US crops

Oxitec Ltd., a UK-based biotechnology company that pioneered the use of biologically-engineered insects to control disease-spreading mosquitoes and crop-destroying agricultural ...
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Oxitec, Gates Foundation aim to curb pesticide-resistant insects, malaria with new ‘self-limiting mosquito’

Oxitec [a] UK-based biotechnology company ..... [October 18] announced that it is expanding its collaboration with the Bill & Melinda ...
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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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Talking Biotech: Can Oxitec’s genetically engineered insects combat fall armyworm crop damage and famine in Africa?

Oxitec's Simon Warner: Engineered male fall armyworms contain a gene that prevents female offspring from reaching adulthood, reducing wild pest ...