Malaysian GM mozzie makes matters better

Sunday November 14, 2010
Genetically-modified mozzie test shows promise
By TAN SHIOW CHIN
starhealth@thestar.com.my

PETALING JAYA: The first-ever release of genetically-modified (GM) male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes into the wild in the Cayman Islands has shown promising results.

Researchers from the country’s Mosquito and Research Control Unit found that there was an 80% reduction of the A. aegypti population in the area where the GM mosquitoes were released from June to October this year.

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