What it would really take for GMO mosquitoes to stop Zika – The Washington Post

Genetically modified organisms face skepticism around the world — but concerns might soften for the sake of fighting disease.

In the global rush to find a way to stop the spread of the Zika virus, a new player has emerged — a genetically modified mosquito whose developers claim it could be a game-changer. But while initial reports of the mosquito’s effectiveness at halting the disease seem promising, the GM bug is still quite a new item in the global arsenal of anti-mosquito weapons — and there are a number of factors that could determine whether it will really succeed.

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