Cool science – GM mosquitos how to tackle to the communication issue

A new study was published in PLoS Currents Outbreaks that surveyed a sample of people in Florida to get their thoughts on the use of genetically modified (GM) mosquitos.  In a nutshell, many of those surveyed were skeptical of their use.   The reason they cited were concerns about the possible negative effect on humans and the ecosystem.  What was interesting about this finding is the less worried someone was about mosquito-borne disease, the less likely they were to accept the use of GM mosquitos.  The main outcome of the study was to further risk communication and education about the use of GM mosquitos.  What does this mean, exactly?

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