Biotechnology Corporation Oxitec Planning to release transgenic mosquitoes in Florida Keys. The company says its technology aims to combat dengue fever, a deadly disease transmitted by mosquitoes Aedes aegyptiIn addition to other diseases such as Zika.
According to Who is the And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States. However, some neighbors are against releasing this transgenic mosquito because they fear that they will become so Guinea pigs.
Oxitec Attempts to release genetically modified mosquitoes from 2011But it was always getting delayed due to discussions of places and some scholars. Despite this, the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District agreed to Exam, Which will take place at various locations at Keys.
The solution to genetically modified mosquitoes?
The Mosquito OX5034 Oxitec was the first genetically modified mosquito to be released in United State. The company has already conducted these tests in other countries, for example, over a billion old copies of its mosquitoes (OX513A) have been released in Brazil Then in Cayman Islands.
Critics say more trials are needed for release in Florida communities. “If Oxitec doesn’t do it well, we could have a huge impact in delaying the use of other beneficial technologies such as those in the future,” Says Natalie Kofler, a molecular biologist and bioethicist, and founder of Editing Nature.
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