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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A New Jersey native with over 15 years of writing experience, Marisa has studied at both New York University and Florida International University. She has lived all over the country, including a decade stint in South Florida. Marisa is well-versed in exploration as she travels a good majority of the year in her self-converted Sprinter van. Her articles have been featured in various notable publications over the years, she has a published collection of short stories, and three completed screenplays under her belt.
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