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"Mutant" Mosquitos Could be Released in Florida

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Published on Jul 17, 2012

Oxitec, an insect controlling organization, is planning on releasing mutant mosquitos in the Florida Keys, in an attempt to rid the world Dengue Fever. The disease is carried by the insects and is a leading cause of death in the tropics. The mutant mosquitos are genetically modified to not carry the illness. The hope there is the new mosquitos will take over the old population; however, Patrick Jones warns that the consequences are completely unknown.

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