New ‘Breakthrough’ Transgenic Mosquitoes could spread male infertility to other species including humans

A team led by Andrea Crisanti at Imperial College London in the UK was widely reported to have made a breakthrough or even a ‘quantum leap’ in creating transgenic mosquitoes that could eradicate malaria.

 

Unfortunately, those mosquitoes are potentially the most hazardous genetically modified organism to have yet been created, and they should go no further from the laboratory.

 

The researchers have not considered the risks involved, which would have been obvious from a casual review of existing literature…

 

Source: www.i-sis.org.uk

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