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Controversy over Dengue-fighting GM insects

Controversy rages over the release of genetically-modified mosquitoes which might help fight Dengue. An article in today’s PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases suggests that the “secret” release of the insects in a British colony will be the model for introduction of other GM insects in the future. Is the threat from Dengue high enough in India to consider allowing the release of GM insects produced by a British company, Oxitec. Read the story from Der Spiegel here (in English).

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