- PRO> Vector mosquito control - USA: (FL)
Wed, 05 May 2021 17:31:47 -0400
Other Human Disease -- United States
After a decade of fighting for regulatory approval and public acceptance, a biotechnology firm has released genetically engineered mosquitoes into the open air in the United States for the first time. The experiment, launched this week in the Florida Keys (over the objections of some local critics), tests a method for suppressing populations of wild _Aedes aegypti_ mosquitoes, which can carry diseases such as Zika, dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever.
Oxitec, the firm based in Abingdon,