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Researchers from Cornell University are studying whether the engineered insects could be used to reduce the population of the diamondback moth—a European species that has become an agricultural pest in the United states.
The idea is that as the gene will spread among male moths while continuing to kill female moths—and eventually the diamondback moth population will crumble.
Like Oxitec’s mosquitoes, its diamondback moths are genetically engineered to be self-limiting.
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