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Wiping out mosquitoes with GM mosquitoes

doug141 (863552) writes | more than 2 years ago

Science 1

doug141 (863552) writes "Scientists are releasing genetically modifies male mosquitoes that produce flightless female offspring. The male offspring go on to wipe out another generation of females.This is similar to the way screwworms were eradicated in the U.S., except with nature itself making more of the modified males.
Field trials are already underway."

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Umm, thought you scientist folk were smart? (1)

Jibekn (1975348) | more than 2 years ago | (#38218766)

This completely fucks over the ecosystem because almost every insect eating mammal, amphibian and reptile that eats mosquito's as the bulk of their diet will starve, and that shit will creep up the chain until we're effected.
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