The Huffington Post. Here's What You Need To Know About GMO Mosquitos And Zika Virus. pdf
Professor Akbari on eliminating Aedes aegypti and its effect on the environment:
“Aedes is generally an invasive species, so removing an invasive species shouldn’t have any negative ecological implications in terms of the environment,”
Courthouse News Service. Modified Mosquitoes OK'd by FDA for Zika Fight. pdf
Professor Akbari on the efficiency of releasing massive amounts of genetically modified mosquitoes:
"The only limitation of that approach is that it requires what I call an inundation, continuous release, every generation, of a large number of these males, up to 20 times the population size. As you can imagine, that's a significant undertaking and requires a huge effort."
CNN. Stopping Zika: Here come the mutant mosquitoes. pdf
Professor Akbari on gene drive:
"[Gene drive's] forcing those [helpful] genes into the population. Instead of a gene being transferred to 50% of the offspring, now it can transfer to 99%, maybe even 100% of their progeny."