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FDA approves field trial of lab-made mosquito to take out Zika virus

The U.S. is one step closer to having an army of genetically-modified mosquitoes that fight Zika through breeding.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given the go-ahead on a field trial for the Oxitec mosquito in Key Haven, Monroe County, Florida. The agency on Friday released a "Finding of No Significant Impact" and "Final Environmental Assessment," the last step the mosquito's maker, the U.K.-based Oxitec, needs to take with the agency.

Oxitec will wait for a local non-binding referendum on the field...


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