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Release of sterile insects, the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT), can be an extremely effective and precise method of pest control. A study in BMC Biology from the New World screwworm SIT program and others shows that modern genetic methods can provide major improvements even to this well-established and highly successful SIT program. See research article: https://bmcbiol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12915-016-0296-8
Alphey, L. (2016, September 19). SIT 2.0: 21st Century genetic technology for the screwworm sterile-insect program. BMC Biology. BioMed Central Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12915-016-0310-1