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The US government has approved the deployment of the lab-raised insects to eliminate the Zika- and dengue-transmitting Asian tiger mosquito.

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GM Mosquitoes Closer to Release in U.S.

By Abby Olena | October 13, 2017

The EPA is now in charge of regulating the use of Oxitec’s strain of Aedes aegypti, genetically engineered to reduce populations of the insects.

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Texas Considers GM Mosquitoes

By Kerry Grens | March 28, 2017

In an effort to prevent the spread of Zika virus, Harris County officials are in discussions with Oxitec to release insects engineered to produce short-lived offspring.

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Will GM Insects Help Stop Disease?

By Sabrina Richards | January 21, 2013

A variety of genetic strategies to counter insect-borne diseases are close to maturity.

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