Oxitec

View of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes infected with the Wolbachia bacterium --which reduces mosquito transmitted diseases such as dengue and chikungunya by shortening adult lifespan, affect mosquito reproduction and interfere with pathogen replication-- at the Oswaldo Cruz foundation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on October 2, 2014. The mosquitoes, when released, are expected to quickly infiltrate the insect population and stop the spread of the disease. Small-scale trials have already been conducted in communities in northern Australia.   (Courtesy: CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)

Mixed Feelings Over GMO Mosquitoes In The Keys

Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if the Food and Drug Administration approves it

01/28/2015

Mosquito

Gene-Altered Mosquitoes May Be Used To Fight Dengue Fever In Key West

Key West may soon be inundated with hundreds of thousands of pesky mosquitoes but their release would actually be for a good cuase.

CBS4–12/06/2012

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,915 other followers