Derric Nimmo - Oxitec


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When people think of genetically modified organisms, they often think of an organism which has been designed to persist in the environment. Our released mosquitoes and their offspring are designed to die, so do not leave an environmental footprint. … We release modified Aedes aegypti males, which have one job – to mate with wild
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Apr 11 2017 Zika
Derric Nimmo has most recently been quoted in an article called The race is on to stop a Zika virus epidemic in the US. Derric Nimmo said, “Insecticides are only able to suppress the population of Aedes aegypti by 30 percent to 50 percent at best, which is not enough. In trials in urban environments in Brazil, Panama and the Cayman Islands, we have suppressed the wild population by more than 90 percent.”. Derric Nimmo has been quoted a grand total of 2 times in 1 article.
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