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What Could Go Wrong? EPA Approves Bacteria-Infected Lab-Grown Mosquitoes

What Could Go Wrong? EPA Approves Bacteria-Infected Lab-Grown Mosquitoes

By Mac Slavo Lab-grown mosquitoes armed with bacterium Wolbachia pipientis have just been approved by the EPA. The agency is saying that these mosquitoes could be the key to killing off insects that often transmit dangerous viruses such as Zika. Nothing can go wrong, right? The government would never do that to us. Famous last words, but nonetheless, […]

FDA Will Likely Release GM Mosquitoes North of Key West

FDA Will Likely Release GM Mosquitoes North of Key West

Genetically modified mosquitoes designed to limit the spread of the Zika virus will likely soon be unleashed in the southern United States, as the federal government said today decided to permit a field test in the Florida Keys. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it had made a preliminary determination that the GM mosquitoes are […]