What oversight mechanisms are relevant to genetically modified mosquitoes?

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Many existing oversight mechanisms established for other technologies will be relevant for genetically modified mosquitoes. These include mechanisms for other genetically modified organisms, for other vector control tools, and for other public health interventions. The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued guidance for testing genetically modified mosquitoes, describing considerations for safety and efficacy testing at every stage of development and implementation as well as relevant institutional and regulatory oversight bodies and policies.

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