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Jul 8, 2010

GM Mosquitoes and Other GM Insects Subject of UK Parliamentary Science & Technology Office Research

UK GM mosquito research
uses insects such as this
Culex mosquito
Photo: James Gathany, CDC
The U.K. Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) is studying the potential of genetically modified (GM) insects in controlling insect-borne diseases and agricultural insect pests.  This includes research on how GM mosquitoes can reduce the populations of malaria carrying mosquitoes.  It also includes how GM insects could potential act as beneficial insects to reduce populations of insects harmful to crops.

For more see:

"Controlling insect pests with GM technology," SciDev.Net, 8 July 2010.

The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, "Genetically Modified Insects," PostNotes (London), June 2010.

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