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Mutant Mosquitoes, Designed to Combat Dengue and Zika, Were Released in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Genetically manipulated mosquitoes were released in Brazil. They carry a gene that is fatal to them, according to the journal "Scientific Reports".

The gene was intended to limit the insects' reproduction. The offspring of genetically engineered insects should not be viable. The insects carry diseases such as yellow fever or the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?

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