Invasion of the mutants: The release of 1 billion exterminator GMO mosquitoes has begun in Florida

Just about 2 weeks after I announced it, tens of thousands of male mosquitoes are descending on the Florida Keys. But these are no ordinary mosquitoes: They’re genetically modified, and they were planted around the state on purpose. It’s part of a plan to curb disease by releasing 1 billion mosquitoes across two states—but it’s … Continue reading Invasion of the mutants: The release of 1 billion exterminator GMO mosquitoes has begun in Florida