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Category: Amazing Insects

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Aedes aegypti

Some Facts About Florida’s Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

A new genetic-modification technique known as RIDL (Release of Insects carrying a Dominant Lethal) tinkers with the DNA of male mosquitoes, which do not bite people or other animals. When males mate, they pass on a lethal gene that cause all their offspring to die.