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Orsenna Pasteur Burkina GM mosquitoes

Mosquito experts or sorcerers: Bill Gates and Erik Orsenna

December 4, 2018 - 07:30 -- Irene Teis

Genetically engineered mosquitoes are due to be released in Burkina Faso, Mali and Uganda by the Target Malaria research consortium. Target Malaria is a consortium of research institutes that receives core funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Silicon Valley companies and the Pentagon. In Burkina researchers recently secured government approval to release up to 10,000 sterile male Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes.

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