What could possibly go wrong with this scenario? The Food and Drug Administration has just given the green light to a field trial that would release genetically modified Zika-killing mosquitoes in the Florida Keys. Yep! You read that correct. On Friday, the FDA released a final environmental assessment of the trial, finding that it “will not have significant impacts on the environment.”
Excerpt From Fusion:
The project, led by Oxitec, a biotech company that focuses on insect control, calls for the release of thousands of genetically engineered male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. The lab insects are bred so that over time they could kill off much of the local mosquito population by passing on a gene fatal to any offspring they have with wild females.