Launch of the updated World Health Organization framework for testing genetically modified mosquitoes

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Malaria and other vector-borne diseases, such as dengue fever and Zika, affect millions worldwide. More than 400,000 people a year die from malaria alone, a disease transmitted by deadly anopheles mosquitoes (World Health Organization, 2021). Genetically modified mosquitoes are tested as part of the effort to provide another valuable resource to fight mosquito-borne diseases and eliminate their vast social and economic burden. The World Health Organization launched the new framework for testing genetically modified mosquitoes on Wednesday, May 19th, 2021.

More information is available here: https://www.who.int/news/item/19-05-2021-who-issues-new-guidance-for-research-on-genetically-modified-mosquitoes-to-fight-malaria-and-other-vector-borne-diseases.

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