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Brazil to unleash GM-mosquito swarms to fight dengue

newscientist.com — Time to unleash the mozzies? Genetically modified mosquitoes will be raised on a commercial scale for the first time, in a bid to stem outbreaks of dengue fever in Brazil. But it is unclear how well it will work. Next week biotech company Oxitec of Abingdon, UK, will open a factory in Campinas, Brazil, to raise millions of modified mosquitoes.
Jul 23, 2014

Brazil to unleash GM-mosquito swarms to fight dengue. It's an awesome sci-fi-ish idea, but will it actually work? bit.ly/1nnYR1t