First Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Released in U.S. Are Hatching Now

First Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Released in U.S. Are Hatching Now

Oxitec has received approvals to do releases of its modified A. aegypti mosquitoes in the Cayman Islands and Panama. It is doing trials in India—genetically modified mosquitoes are released into cages with wild-type mosquitoes to mate and then compared with cages without the modified insect. With global warming, the habitable range of A. aegypti mosquitoes is expanding. This, too, is going to become more important as this mosquito species becomes more prevalent and the pathogens also become more prevalent. And we think this technology might be a next-generation technology that can be used alongside the Oxitec technology.

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