GM mosquitoes may be released in Florida

Oxitec's genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquito

Oxitec’s genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquito

Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases.

Never before have insects with modified DNA come so close to being set loose in a residential U.S. neighborhood.

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