Over 750 Million Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes Will Be Released In The Keys—Here’s Why

Sometimes the news in Florida can be a bit daunting. But sometimes, it can just be downright scary. This is probably not the type of headline you’d expect to see from Florida right now, but here’s a bit of science-related news that should not be ignored. There is a plan to release over 750 million genetically modified mosquitoes into the Florida Keys between 2021 and 2022 and here is everything you need to know about what that means.

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Quite the news in Florida, right? What are your thoughts about these genetically modified mosquitoes? Do you think they will help or harm the state? Sound off in the comments section!

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