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FDA approves releasing GMO mosquitoes to fight Zika in Florida

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MIAMI – Federal authorities gave final approval Friday to a plan to release genetically modified mosquitoes in Florida, but none of the insects will be immediately dispatched in the state’s fight against the spread of Zika.

After considering thousands of public comments, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine concluded the proposal from biotech firm Oxitec to release its mosquitoes in an island neighborhood just north of Key West would not significantly affect the environment, according a statement from the agency.

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