INT – WHO ISSUES NEW RULES FOR GM MOZZIE R&D
Source: Cornell Alliance for Science – 21 May 2021
The World Health Organization has issued a new set of guidelines to shepherd the research and development of genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes.
“We urgently need innovative approaches to help control mosquito-borne diseases, which have a devastating impact around the world…
GM mosquitoes is one such approach, but we want to be sure it’s fully and responsibly evaluated, as outlined in a recent WHO position statement,” said Dr John Reeder, director of the Special Program for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR).