Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes Are About to Fly Free in Africa

Genetically engineered mosquitoes are about to fly free in Africa

AN AFRICAN FIRST. A tiny nation in Africa is ready to take a big biotech gamble. On Wednesday, researchers announced that they’d gotten the go-ahead from the government of Burkina Faso to release genetically engineered mosquitoes into the wild. The move is part of a long-term plan to eradicate a malaria-transmitting species.

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