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"Mutant" Mosquitoes Could Be Released in Florida

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July 17, 2012
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Oxitec, an insect controlling organization, is planning on releasing mutant mosquitoes in the Florida Keys, in an attempt to rid the world Dengue Fever. The disease is carried by the insects and is a leading cause of death in the tropics. The mutant mosquitoes are genetically modified to not carry the illness. The hope there is the new mosquitoes will take over the old population; however, Patrick Jones warns that the consequences are completely unknown.


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