Oxitec is a pioneer in the utilization of genetic engineering to control insect pests that spread disease and damage crops. Oxitec's safe, innovative, self-limiting approach to insect control employs the release of ‘sterile’ male insects whose offspring inherit a self-limiting gene and do not survive to adulthood. This biological technique is exquisitely directed toward single insect species, thereby avoiding the off-target effects and broad environmental consequences of applying conventional insecticides. Oxitec’s innovative method is toxin-free and targets some of the most damaging insects known today without adversely affecting beneficial insects like bees and the surrounding ecosystem.
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