Guys are usually on the lookout for a “hot babe” during Spring Break. Now, genetically altered male mosquitos will join the hunt in the Florida Keys this spring.
According to New Times, researchers have asked for FDA approval of their plan to release male mosquitos in the Florida Keys. The goal is to kill the female mosquitos that transmit various diseases. Female mosquitos bite humans and males don’t.
However, there is some concern that the plan of dropping millions of the insects into this fragile ecosystem may have unforeseen consequences. Researchers counter that altered mosquitos offspring will die as a result of the defects and will cause no harm.