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October 14, 2013 6:00 AM

Debate surrounds use of gene-altered mosquitoes to curb dengue fever

They’ve been called “suicide mosquitoes,” dead-end bugs and even Frankenskeeters. They’re gene-altered mosquitoes, and Panama is among a growing list of countries that are testing to see whether they have a place in the public health arsenal in the war against mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue fever.

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