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Biotech moths will be released this summer in upstate New York as part of a field trial. The biotech male diamondback moths created by Oxitec possess a "time bomb" gene that kills offspring, thereby reducing the need for pesticides in the fight to control the insects, which have caused billions of dollars in crop damage.

 

Source: Scientific American online, 25 August 2017.

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