750 million ‘genetically modified’ mosquitoes to be released in Florida and Texas

The mosquitoes released will all be male, which do not bite people and as such pose no risk to humans.

Source: Genetically modified mosquitoes to be released in Florida and Texas – The Jerusalem Post

A plan to release 750 million genetically modified mosquitoes in Florida and Texas has been approved, The Guardian reported.
According to the plan, the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes will be released into the wild, as they contain a special protein that would kill female offspring, which are the ones who bite, and thus preventing the spread of such illnesses as dengue fever and Zika.