Village gets ready for 'hacked' mosquitoes
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Why is this African village letting mosquitoes in?

Thousands of genetically modified mosquitoes are set to be released in a village in Burkina Faso.

It is part of a project aimed at wiping out the malaria-carrying insects.

It will be the first time genetically engineered mosquitoes have been released in any African country.

Video produced by Trystan Young and Daniel South.

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  • 19 Oct 2018
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