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Brazil tries genetically modified mosquitoes to fight dengue

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August 25, 2014
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A factory in the industrial state of Sao Paulo produces genetically modified mosquitoes to fight dengue, a deadly tropical disease more prevalent in Brazil than anywhere else in the world. Duration: 00:57 Video provided by AFP


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