Genetically Modified Mosquito On Verge Of Full Scale US Release

Regular readers may remember a post back in March of this year where I wrote about a genetically modified mosquito. The aim of the GM mosquito was to decrease populations of the speciesĀ Aedes aegypti, an all but domesticated variety of mosquito perfectly adapted to live in human-inhabited areas and carrier of several significant human pathogens… Read More Genetically Modified Mosquito On Verge Of Full Scale US Release

FDA To Approve Trial Release Of GM Mosquitos

Another week another interesting genetics story. This Friday the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a preliminary report for public comment on whether or not genetically modified mosquitos should be released into the wilds of Florida. Significantly, their preliminary conclusion is that the field trial would not pose a significant environmental or health risk.… Read More FDA To Approve Trial Release Of GM Mosquitos