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Florida Man Outraged After Agreeing To Mutant Mosquito Infestation – Boing Boing

Once upon a time there was a company called Oxford Insect Technologies, or Oxitec, that came up with a brilliant solution to reduce the spread of mosquito-borne…

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Once upon a time there was a company called Oxford Insect Technologies, or Oxitec, that came up with a brilliant solution to reduce the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses: more mosquitoes. Specifically, legions of mutated male Aedes aegypti that have been genetically modified (and EPA-approved!) with a trait that causes their sperm to self-destruct once its fertilized an egg. Back in 2016, I dubbed them “Sexytime Frankenstein Death Mosquitoes,” but sadly, the moniker never quite caught on.
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