Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Could Be Let Loose In Florida
Officials want to use the mosquitoes to combat Zika, but some residents question the safety of the modified pests.By Lindsey Pulse | November 21, 2016
Genetically modified mosquitoes could soon be released in the Florida Keys to combat Zika.
When the modified male pests mate with regular female mosquitoes, their offspring die. That reduces the mosquito population. Oxitec's trials in Brazil and a few other countries reported massive success.