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FDA Approves Genetically Modified Mosquitoes to Combat Zika in Florida

Amid news of a Zika outbreak in the Miami area, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (FDA-CVM) has cleared the experimental release of genetically modified (GMO) mosquitoes in the Florida Keys to help combat the virus. The agency also concluded that the proposed field trial “will not have significant impacts on the environment”—on the food chain, for instance—after considering thousands of public comments. Oxitec is calling for a release of thousands of its GMO mosquitoes in the Florida Keys to combat the Zika virus. Oxitec Twitter The purpose of the investigational trial is to determine the efficacy of Oxitec’s GMO mosquitoes for the control of the local population of Aedes aegypti in Key