WTF Fun Fact – Bioengineered Mosquitoes

In April 2021, researchers from biotech company Oxitec released bioengineered male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which don’t bite, to mate with the wild female population in the Florida keys. The genetically engineered males will pass a modified gene on that will kill their female offspring as larva. – WTF Fun Facts

Source: First genetically modified mosquitoes released in the United States (


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