March 3, 2021

US: Bug board convenes experts for advice

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BY KATIE ATKINS From FLKEYSNEWS When it comes to zapping the population of disease-carrying bugs in the Florida Keys, mosquito control officials have several options. So on Feb. 20, a panel of experts will talk about those options at a workshop in front of the Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board. Presenters will include David Hoel, […]

Oxitec hopeful for GM mosquito release this year

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BY KATIE ATKINS From FLKEYSNEWS There hasn’t been much talk of releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys for a while, but a trial could happen in the coming months. British biotech company Oxitec wants to release its genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys this year, calling them “Oxitec Friendly mosquitoes,” the offspring […]