Intrexon says FDA finds anti-Zika mosquito environmentally safe

March 11, 2016 2:52 PM

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Intrexon says FDA finds anti-Zika mosquito environmentally safe

A genetically engineered mosquito being used in the fight against Zika will not have a significant impact on the environment, the maker Intrexon Corp said, citing preliminary findings from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Males of the self-limiting strain of the Aedes aegypti mosquito are modified so their offspring die before being able to reproduce, says Intrexon, a U.S. synthetic biology company.

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