Reuters - Genes, bugs and radiation: WHO backs new weapons in Zika fight
Reuters reports: "Countries battling the Zika virus should consider new ways to curb
disease-carrying mosquitoes, including testing the release of
genetically modified insects and bacteria that stop their eggs hatching,
the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. [...] The WHO also highlighted the potential of
releasing sterile irradiated male mosquitoes, a technique that has been
developed at the United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency
Comment: I'm glad they are taking the threat seriously and considering a range of strategies to combat the virus, as long as they are honest about the fact that genetic modifications may have unintended consequences.