FDA's approval sought to use genetically engineered mosquitoes

12/10/2012 | ABC News

Officials in Florida are asking for the FDA's OK to release biotech mosquitoes from the British company Oxitec to control a breed of mosquito that spreads dengue fever. Oxitec conducted a field test of mosquitoes designed to produce nonviable offspring in 2010 on Grand Cayman Island. No timetable is set for a decision, according to an FDA spokeswoman.

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