Editing mosquitoes out of existence

Human beings have wiped out entire species in the past, but we never actually intended to before.

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Mosquitos from Oxitec do Brasil's production unit, July 29, 2014.
Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 03/02/2016 4:25 pm EST
Last Updated: Wednesday, 03/02/2016 5:04 pm EST

It was a typically anodyne statement by the World Health Organization: “Given the magnitude of the Zika crisis, WHO encourages affected countries and their partners to boost the use of both old and new approaches to mosquito control.”

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