Millions of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes to be Released in Florida Keys

British scientists working with Oxitec plan on releasing millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys pending approval by the Food and Drug Administration. What could go wrong, right? Oxitec’s lab workers manually remove modified females, aiming to release only males, which don’t bite for blood like females do. The modified males then mate with wild females whose offspring die, reducing the population. Oxitec has built a breeding lab in Marathon and hopes to release its mosquitoes Read more […]