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New York Times ‘Room For Debate’ Features Several Opinion Pieces Examining Use Of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes To Eliminate Dengue

New York Times: Room for Debate: Can Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Eliminate Dengue Fever?
Multiple authors

“Dengue fever has become pandemic, its range expanding even to places like the Florida Keys where it hadn’t existed. One solution proposed in Florida and tried elsewhere, is to kill the mosquitoes that spread the virus by releasing genetically modifying males to produce offspring that would quickly die. Is it safe and sensible to put genetically changed mosquitoes into the environment to fight disease?” Multiple authors answer this question and others in several opinion pieces published as part of this New York Times “Room for Debate” (2/23).