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U.S. House Committee Hears Testimony Regarding Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

CQ Magazine: A British Firm’s Zika Solution Catches Congress’ Eye
“Hadyn Parry, chief executive of the British biotech company Oxitec, made a case to the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee last month that his firm can help halt the spread of the Zika virus, if only the Food and Drug Administration would let it. He said Oxitec has developed a genetically modified mosquito to interbreed with the Aedes aegypti, the mosquito breed that carries Zika, which is causing birth defects…” (Curry, 6/13).