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Genetically Modified Insects, June 2010

Published Tuesday, June 1, 2010

This POST note discusses how insects are essential to global ecology and show remarkably varied adaptations to their environment. Their genetic modification has been proposed as a new way of controlling insect pests.

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Topics: Agriculture, Diseases

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