Biotech mosquitoes used to combat dengue fever in Brazil

06/12/2014 | Bloomberg Businessweek

The Brazilian government has turned to biotech mosquitoes developed by British firm Oxitec to fight dengue fever. The male mosquitoes carry a lethal gene that kills them in a short amount of time. These mosquitoes are released into the wild to mate with female mosquitoes, allowing them to pass the lethal gene to their offspring.

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