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Brazil Field Trial for Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

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An aedes aegypti mosquito Amid criticism, Brazil this month gave the OK to its first commercial release of genetically modified mosquitoes in an effort to combat dengue fever. The World Health Organization estimates that dengue, whose main vector is the aedes aegypti mosquito, threatens over 40% of the world's population, with 2.35 million cases of the infection reported in 2013 in the Americas alone.

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