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Thousands of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes to be Released

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Hum    6,928

Hundreds of thousands of genetically modified mosquitoes are awaiting federal approval for release into the Florida Keys as part of an experiment aimed at reducing the risk of dengue fever.

Mosquito control officials have requested the Food and Drug Administration's sign off on the experiment that would be the first of its kind in the U.S.

Officials are targeting the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes because they can spread dengue fever, a disease health officials thought had been eradicated in the U.S. until 93 cases originated in the Keys in 2009 and 2010.

The trial planned by mosquito control officials and the British company Oxitec would release non-biting male mosquitoes that have been genetically modified to pass along a birth defect that kill their progeny before reaching maturity.

Some residents of the tourist town of Key West worry though on how much research has been done to determine the risks of releasing genetically modified mosquitoes on the Keys' fragile ecosystem.

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redvamp128    321

This would be the way to alter them:

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Wyn6    358

So it begins.zombies.jpg

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Hum    6,928

So all the creatures in the Everglades will die, in a food chain reaction ... ?

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Nothing Here    450

So it begins.

Get ready for the Zombie Apocalypse.

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ramonsjc    25

Mayan calendar... :rofl: Mosquito's genetically modified by humans? WE ALL GONNA DIE!!! :omg:

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redvamp128    321

So all the creatures in the Everglades will die, in a food chain reaction ... ?

Get ready for the Zombie Apocalypse.

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Growled    3,880

I think killing zombies will be fun. Provided I don't end up as a zombie myself.

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redvamp128    321

I think killing zombies will be fun. Provided I don't end up as a zombie myself.

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Charisma    2,388

Humanity isn't going to stop until it's completely ****** up Earth's ecosystem, is it?

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Hum    6,928

^ Just a few more decades yet .... ;)

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+warwagon    9,569

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Growled    3,880

Humanity isn't going to stop until it's completely ****** up Earth's ecosystem, is it?

No. We just can't seem to stop ourselves.

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