Can genetically modified mosquitoes snuff out the Zika virus?

January 29, 2016 6:51 PM

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Can genetically modified mosquitoes snuff out the Zika virus?

Humans are trying to recruit a key ally in the fight against the mosquito-borne Zika virus: other mosquitoes.

Frightening headlines about the spread of the Zika virus are focusing attention on a Nasdaq-traded biotechnology company called Intrexon (XON), thanks to its British subsidiary, an Oxford University spinoff named Oxitec.

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