UN Readies Nuclear Solution to Destroy the Zika Virus

  • Male mosquitoes would be sterilized through radiation
  • Rivals question whether radiated bugs are up to the job

Zika Virus: What You Need to Know in Two Minutes

Intrexon Corp. has captured investors’ attention this month with the prospect that its genetically-modified mosquitoes could help control the Zika virus sweeping through parts of Brazil. Now the Maryland-based biotech firm could be beaten to the punch by a nuclear solution developed by the United Nations.

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