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Researchers develop new approach to identify possible ecological effects of releasing genetically engineered insects

November 18, 2013

education graphic University of Minnesota researchers have developed a new approach for identifying potential environmental effects of deliberate releases of genetically engineered (GE) insects. GE insects hold great promise for significantly changing pest management and fighting insect borne human diseases throughout the world. Full Story

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