FDA mulls altered-mosquito dengue control planPosted: December 17, 2012
Over several generations, scientists expect Key West’s Aedes aegypti to dwindle along with the number of dengue infections.
“The science of it, I think, looks fine. It’s straight from setting up experiments and collecting data,” Michael Doyle, the head of the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District, said, NewsVine.com reports.
The plan uses no pesticides and can be conducted on a large scale for a relatively low cost. Because the mosquitoes carrying the genetic defect die off, the modified mosquitoes will disappear without permanently altering the species.