In this briefing paper ACB, TWN and GeneWatch UK discuss that genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes were exported from Imperial College in London to Burkina Faso in November 2016. They are currently in “contained use” facilities in Bobo-Dioulasso, and are being used in experiments by a research consortium called Target Malaria. However, these GM mosquitoes are due to be released by Target Malaria in Burkina Faso in 2018. For the briefing paper in English please click here. For the briefing paper in French please click here.
Image credit: Anopheles gambiae mosquito By James D. Gathany - The Public Health Image Library, ID#444, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=198377