Risks assessment: 750 million genetically engineered mosquitos for release in Florida

Oxitec, a U.S.-owned company developing targeted biological insect control solutions, received final approval on August 18 2020 from the Florida Keys Mosquito Control Districts (FKMCD) Board of Commissioners to release its OX5034 Aedes aegypti mosquitos.   The genetically modified mosquitos, set for release in 2021, are the second generation of the company’s GM mosquito species.   Oxitec introduces two new genes into the mosquitos. The first is a male-selecting […]