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Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Will Guard the World Cup Against Dengue

The future of public health is here, and it’s just in time for the World Cup. Scientists have developed a way to combat the spread of dengue fever by genetically modifying the mosquito through which it is spread. This is the first time that genetically modified (GM) insects are being released on this scale into the public to combat disease. Brazil, which approved a massive trial of these GM mosquitoes, may decide to permit commercial releases.

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