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Name: David K.
Status: Educator
Age: 40s
Location: N/A
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Date: December 2002


Question:
Where can I find more information on the gene manipulation scientists are now performing with insects?



Replies:
In 2001, I did a literature/websearch for information on genetic modification of insects in relation to the food chain. My findings may be dated for some examples, and some web sites may be dead by now. But these were my findings: insects are mainly modified for pest and disease control. Techniques for genetic modification of insects, mainly Neoptera (winged insects such as moths and mosquitoes), are now available. With their development, the need for legislation grows. The United States Department of Agriculture has provided Regulations of transgenic arthropods and other transgenic invertebrates

[http://www.aphis.usda.gov/biotech/arthropod (USDA)].

Anonymous



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