Genetically Engineered Insects
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Mad Scientists Working to Develop Genetically Engineered Mosquito Repellent

Genetically Engineered Insects

Smell Gene May Help People Hide from Mosquitoes

Thu Sep 2, 3:15 PM ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New insect repellents may work by stopping pesky mosquitoes and flies from sniffing out their prey, U.S. researchers reported on Thursday. They found a single gene controls the sense of smell in fruit flies and probably other insects.

Here Come the Genetically Engineered Insects

Genetically Engineered Insects

Go-ahead for GM insect release

The pink bollworm is a major pest of cotton worldwide

By BBC News Online's Helen Briggs

The first release of a genetically modified insect is expected to take place in the United States this summer.

A moth has been engineered to contain a gene from a jellyfish in the first stage of a genetic experiment designed to eradicate the cotton-destroying pest from the wild.

A total of 3,600 of the moths will be set free under a cage within a one-hectare (three-acre) cotton field in Arizona.

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