Volume 94 Issue 12 | p. 18 | News of The Week
Issue Date: March 21, 2016 | Web Date: March 18, 2016

Food & Drug Administration clears way for gene-altered mosquito

Oxitec moves closer to releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in Florida field trial to fight the Zika virus
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: biotechnology, legislation, genetically modified organisms, Zika virus, FDA, mosquito

A mosquito genetically modified to produce offspring that can’t reproduce is one step closer to being tested in a field trial in the U.S., as part of efforts to stop the spread of the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases.

The Food & Drug Administration concluded earlier this month that a planned field trial in Key Haven, Fla., of the OX513A Aedes . . .

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